A day after dismantling LSU, 31-17, in front of the first sellout crowd in five years, the Ole Miss Rebels (6-1, 3-1) move up in this week’s Associated Press and USA TODAY Sports AFCA football coaches polls.
Lane Kiffin’s bunch jumped the Iowa Hawkeyes as they were enjoying a bye week. Oklahoma State and Penn State slip six spots to No. 15 and nine places to No. 17, respectively, after their Week 8 losses.
Over at the Associated Press, the Rebels moved up to No. 10 from No. 12.
Lane Kiffin’s bunch were surgical in their victory over the reeling Tigers, holding Ty Davis-Price under 60 yards rushing and scoring 31 unanswered points . The defense continues to improve despite the daunting conference schedule and lack of SEC-quality depth and Matt Corral, well, is Matt Corral.
The Heisman Trophy candidate has now accounted for 24 total touchdowns and 2,387 total yards. A week after literally carrying the Rebels to a road win over Tennessee by running the football 30 times for damn near 200 yards, he stepped back against LSU and let the back shoulder the load.
Ealy and his colleagues ran for 242 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries.
The 9th-ranked Rebels will travel to The Plains to take on 21st-ranked Auburn next week, vying to exorcise more demons. Outside of a win in 2015, the last time the Rebels won on the road against the Tigers was when Eli Manning was under center in 2003.