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The Final Whistle: Ole Miss slowly bludgeoned to death by LSU, 58-37

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R.I.P. Bowl Eligibility — R.I.P. 2019 — R.I.P. Sanity

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Mississippi Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss went down 31-7 at halftime and could not revive itself.

After winning the coin toss and electing to defer, the Rebels got the ball to open the second half. Two plays later, John Rhys Plumlee scampered 46 yards for his second touchdown of the game. By very unofficial time, the true freshman from Hattiesburg ran a 4.25 second 40-yard dash. That’s ridiculous.

The Tigers added a field goal on the next possession, but Plumlee wasn’t done. Yet again, he broke the second play of the drive for a touchdown— this time from 60 yards out, in approximately 7.03 seconds. SHEESH.

But Plumlee’s career night was not over!

With 13:36 remaining in the game, he capitalized on a short field and ran in a 35-yard touchdown. A nasty stutter-step stalled the defense and the field opened up in front of him. Four unofficial, stupid quick seconds later, he scored his fourth touchdown of the night.

Plumlee may not be able to throw the ball downfield with efficiency, but gosh darn the kid can run. As the first quarterback to rush for over 200 yards on LSU since Cam Newton in 2010, he finished with the Ole Miss single-game quarterback rushing record at 212 yards on 21 attempts. It still wasn’t enough.

Sleep peacefully, it’s all over now.