Ole Miss walked away with the win over the Liberty Flames in a ridiculous and weird game. The Rebels are clearly the better team, but injuries this year have made a good team, look very mediocre.
One bright spot from the game was the Landshark defense. There were a few questionable drives, but for the most part, the defense had a great game. This team had nine sacks on the day, including five sacks in the first three Liberty drives. They shutout the Flames offense the first half, before giving up two touchdowns in the second half due to, you guessed it, tackling.
In true Lane Kiffin and Jeff Lebby fashion, the offense started off hot. On the second play of the game, Jerrion Ealy took it 70 yards to the house to put the Rebels up early.
It was all Ole Miss from there on out in the first half. The defense had two back-to-back drives stopping the Liberty offense, and it looked like it would be a blowout game.
Lane Kiffin opted to use his elite kicker who went 2-for-3 including a 43-yard field goal. Having a capable kicker still rocks my world.
The Landshark defense lived up to their potential in the first half, and had five sacks in three possessions, and seven in the first half. Sixth year senior Jaylon Jones was able to earn his first interception of his Ole Miss career.
A.J. Finley had a lights out performance with 12 tackles and two interceptions on the day, including one in the end zone to end the game. Campbell continues to be fantastic. He finished the game with 10 tackles, two sacks, and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Penalties continue to be an issue. At this point in the season, six penalties in the fourth quarter should not still be a thing.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Rebels were able to get it done. All eyes will be on Ole Miss again next weekend, as the Texas A&M Aggies travel to Oxford.