Ole Miss racked a school-record 826 yards of offense and 70 points against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. If you’re a mathematician like me, you know that 70 points means 10 touchdowns. We ranked them in order of awesomeness.
10. Jordan Ta’amu one-yard run
9. Ta’amu 20-yard pass to A.J. Brown
“I’m totally gonna cut outsi... lolol nope I’m going the other way.” A.J. had nine grabs for 133 yards, the eighth game in the past season and a half in which he’s topped 100 yards.
8. Matt Corral 11-yard pass to Scottie Phillips
How bout the first passing touchdown for the Rebels’ quarterback of the future? The degree of difficulty seems pretty low on a swing pass, but look at the way he leads Phillips to get him around a linebacker that made a great read.
7. Phillips two-yard run
Why is a bland two-yard run ranked higher than plays that are objectively more difficult and exciting? Because Ole Miss converting a goal-line play this easily would have been unheard of two years ago.
6. Phillips one-yard run
What’s better than a two-yard touchdown run? A one-yard touchdown run.
5. Ta’amu 39-yard run
No defensive back should be fooled by a cut that takes five steps to make, but here we are.
4. Ta’amu 16-yard pass to DaMarkus Lodge
Believe it or not, but that’s Lodge’s first TD of the season. This guy would be the No. 1 option on most teams in the country, but he happens to be stuck behind two NFL first-rounders. We see the footwork on this one, fam.
3. Ta’amu to D.K. Metcalf for 62 yards
The whole this-probably-shoulda-been-a-pick-but-oh-shit-its-a-touchdown thing is pretty cool, but it’s the LONGO SIMULCAST that sets this play apart.
2. Corral 61-yard run
If the Ole Miss program is going to avoid collapsing under the strain of NCAA vengeance over the next few seasons, its going to be because of this guy. The nation’s No. 63 overall recruit was brilliant in his first meaningful collegiate outing, going a perfect 10-for-10 passing while racking up 78 yards rushing—most of which came on this gorgeous read-option. The safety is in perfect position to cut this play off, but Corral slides by him like he was passing someone on the sidewalk. ‘Scuse me, sir.
1. Corral 24-yard pass to Elijah Moore
Next year’s starting QB linking up with next year’s top receiving threat, a fellow four-star true freshman. Here’s to hoping its the first of many.