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  10/22/20 - Matt CorralrSo/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 205 (DS#18 QB) + More +

  In a game that Ole Miss had many opportunities to win, the Rebels managed to get stopped repeatedly at the goal line and lose to Arkansas 33-21. The offense was shut down by Hudson Clark, an Arkansas walk-on who recorded three interceptions. Corral threw six interceptions, and two of them were pick sixes. Corral is also the first Southeastern Conference (SEC) quarterback in 14 years to throw six interceptions in one game. "This game can be really humbling, and you've got to be careful with reading all your stuff during the week with how great you are because (this game) will bring you right back down." UM head coach Lane Kiffin said in a press conference on Saturday. "Once you start playing well, people study you."

It does not take long to see what cost the Rebels the win. Some may say this loss can be placed on Corral and Lane Kiffin, who opted to keep him in after multiple interceptions. "I've said it before: I believe you don't pull quarterbacks quick. I think people do that, and it affects confidence and rhythm," Kiffin said. "I know that most people probably would've done that today, but it's the same guy that, the last three weeks, people have been saying is one of the best in the country. I've said to John (Rhys Plumlee) that it would be the same if the roles were reversed." With that statement, Kiffin said that Plumlee would be a top quarterback in that nation if he were the starter. Many fans are asking, "Why not put in Plumlee?" This question will loom into next week and possibly all season. - Daily Mississippian


(DS#18 QB) rSo/2023 QB Matt CorralMississippi
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  10/17/20 - Matt CorralrSo/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 205 (DS#18 QB) + More +

  Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral entered Saturday's game against Arkansas with just one interception. He left with six more. The Razorbacks scored 24 points off seven Ole Miss turnovers and won a second Southeastern Conference game for the first time since 2016, beating the Rebels, 33-21. The Arkansas (2-2, 2-2) defense flustered Corral, who entered the game second in the SEC in passing efficiency and yards passing. The Razorback took advantage early, pitching a 20-0 shutout behind three Ole Miss giveaways at halftime. - AP College Football

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  10/17/20 - Matt CorralrSo/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 205 (DS#18 QB) + More +

  The revived defense of the Arkansas Razorbacks has seen strong combinations of offensive fronts, tailbacks, wideouts, tight ends and quarterback so far in games against No. 4 Georgia, No. 16 Mississippi State and No. 13 Auburn. But the Razorbacks haven't seen anything like the assembly of skill talent and solid offensive linemen they'll face on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Ole Miss. Sophomore quarterback Matt Corral has advanced to next-level status in his first season under the tutelage of Coach Lane Kiffin and coordinator Jeff Lebby. Corral leads the nation with 407 total yards per game and the Rebels are second in the FBS with 573 yards per game and 11th with 41.7 points per game. "The guy's playing incredible," University of Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman said. "He's such a gifted athlete and he can throw any pass. He can throw a dart. He can throw a touch pass. He certainly can get away from pressure. The guy's a winner." The Rebels haven't been playing chopped liver either. Their games have been against Florida, Kentucky and traditional defensive stalwart Alabama. - Northwest Arkansas Times

(DS#18 QB) rSo/2023 QB Matt CorralMississippi
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  10/13/20 - Matt CorralrSo/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 205 (DS#18 QB) + More +

  Ole Miss' 647 total yards are the most any team has ever gained against a Nick Saban coached Alabama team. In fact, it's the most yardage a team has gained against any Alabama team. Ever. But Corral isn't willing to rest on that success. "When you make mistakes, you can't make many of them," Corral said about playing against Alabama. "And when they make mistakes, you need to capitalize on them. We didn't do that tonight." Unfortunately, it's hard to win football games when you give up 723 yards and nine touchdowns on 11 drives. Realistically, Alabama should've scored a 10th touchdown if not for a lost fumble inside the 2-yard line. To Kiffin, it's hard to describe this game without using the word "waste." "It's a really disappointing game with the outcome," Kiffin said. "You have the No. 1 team in the country on the ropes. You have a chance to beat them at home here and we don't get it done...So it's kind of a shame that we weren't able to pull it off." - The Clarion Ledger

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  10/12/20 - Matt CorralrSo/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 205 (DS#18 QB) + More +

  After the game, Alabama coach Nick Saban questioned whether Kiffin - a former Alabama offensive coordinator under Saban - knew the signals, which, he added, was not unusual. Linebacker Dylan Moses hinted at the signals being an issue, and "it didn't help that coach Kiffin was our coach for like three years and knows the ins and outs of our defense." "FYI, when u go as fast as we do we call our play first," Kiffin tweeted. "Stealing signals wouldn't help us at all because we are snapping the ball why they were still trying to just line up." He also tweeted for Alabama to go win the College Football Playoff national championship. When it comes to the Crimson Tide, Kiffin continues to attract attention.

Prior to the start of Saturday's game, Kiffin took to Twitter to let fans know his pregame suit work was in honor of the Paul "Bear" Bryant. In the week prior leading up to the game, he revealed he is in a group text with three SEC coaches, all of whom are former assistants under Saban: Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia' Kirby Smart and South Carolina's Will Muschamp. When told by Paul Finebaum that Saban is the connection among the coaches, Kiffin quipped, "Yeah, we all have the same father." On Saturday night, Kiffin's offense put up more yards against an Alabama defense than has ever been done before and scored more points against the Crimson Tide than any unranked team has ever. Matt Corral passed for 365 yards for Ole Miss (1-2) and the Rebels put up 647 yards on the Tide. The teams combined for an SEC-record 1,370 yards. - Birmingham News


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  10/12/20 - Kenny YeboahrSr/2021, Mississippi, 6-4, 240 (DS#5 TE) + More +

  Six catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns for tight end Kenny Yeboah. Running backs Jerrion Ealy and Conner Snoop catching two passes for 33 yards. Alabama's pass defense is susceptible to passes to running backs and tight ends, a weakness Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin exploited early and often. UA is facing a Georgia team with plenty of threats at both positions next week and several more over the course of the season. While it did not cost UA a game against the Rebels, it very well could in the future. - Montgomery Advertiser

(DS#5 TE) rSr/2021 TE Kenny YeboahMississippi
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  10/05/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  Leaders after the first month of the season: Team scoring: Texas, 51 ppg; scoring defense: Marshall, 3.5 ppg; rushing: Air Force, 369 ypg; rushing defense: North Carolina, 54 ypg; passing: Mississippi State, 468 ypg; passing defense: South Florida, 125.3 ypg; total offense: BYU, 585.7 ypg; total defense: BYU, 214.3 ypg. Individual rushing: Herbert, Virginia Tech, 156 ypg; passing: K.J. Costello, Mississippi State, 468 ypg; receiving: Elijah Moore, Mississippi, 159.5 ypg. - AP College Football

(DS#7 WR) Jr/2022 WR Elijah MooreMississippi
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  10/05/20 - Mac BrownSr/2021, Mississippi, 6-2, 205 (DS#23 P) + More +

  OCT 5 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mac Brown, P, Ole Miss,...His 56-yard punt in the final minute of regulation flipped the field and helped Ole Miss to an overtime win at Kentucky...Notched three 50-yard punts, including a season-long 59-yarder...Punted five times for an average of 49.0 yards. - SEC Football

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  10/03/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  Rebels quarterback Matt Corral hit receiver Elijah Moore with a 3-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Luke Logan's extra point pushed Mississippi past Kentucky 42-41 on Saturday night. Running back Chris Rodriguez's 1-yard run for Kentucky with 2:04 remaining eventually forced OT, and quarterback Terry Wilson's 10-yard rushing touchdown gave the Wildcats the initial lead. But Matt Ruffolo missed the extra point, opening the door for the Rebels (1-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) to rally again for the win. Five-yard runs by Corral and John Rhys Plumlee were followed by a defensive pass interference penalty on Kentucky defensive back Kelvin Joseph in the end zone.

Corral hit Moore two plays later, and Logan easily converted the PAT to give Lane Kiffin his first win with the Rebels and spark a wild celebration. The Rebels trailed 28-14 early in the third quarter before Corral, who threw four touchdowns, tossed scoring passes of 24 and 16 yards to Jonathan Mingo to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. The drives covered 75 and 54 yards and just 2:54 combined. After taking over on downs, Ole Miss used just 47 seconds to go 53 yards and go ahead on Snoop Conner's 1-yard touchdown run with 8:23 remaining. Corral passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Jonathan Mingo and another to Kenny Yeboah. Conner rushed for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Jerrion Ealy scored the game's first score. - Mississippi/AP College Football


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  10/02/20 - Otis ReeseJr/2022, Mississippi, 6-2, 215 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Despite a statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey approving a number of intraconference transfers for 2020, Ole Miss safety Otis Reese is still not cleared to play. According to confirmation from an Ole Miss spokesperson, Reese's transfer request has still not yet been cleared by the NCAA. Reese transferred to Ole Miss from Georgia in January and has been seeking appeal since arriving. Sankey issued a statement on Wednesday evening in support of special case waivers for players in positions such as Reese's for this season. Reese is one of three high-profile intraconference SEC transfers this season. Tennessee offensive linemen Cade Mays (formerly of Georgia) and Kentucky quarterback Joey Gatewood (formerly of Auburn) have both reportedly been granted eligibility as of Wednesday. - Mississippi Clarion Ledger

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  10/01/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  You might remember the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Moore from last year's Egg Bowl. He hopes you don't. Against archrival Mississippi State, Moore caught a touchdown pass with four seconds left to pull the Rebels to within 21-20 of MSU. Problem was Moore celebrated by imitating a Bulldog urinating, a jab at the opposing Bulldogs. The ensuing unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed the extra point back 15 yards for Luke Logan, whose kick sailed wide right. MSU won 21-20. "Elijah is a fine young man who lost control of his emotions in the moment," said Ole Miss in a statement the next day. Moore also apologized. - Herald Leader

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  09/30/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  Lane Kiffin wants Elijah Moore to break records. "I thought Elijah was really special from looking at film last year and getting to work with him," Kiffin said. "When I first met him I told him 'Hey, you've got to work harder than anyone in the country because you're going to shatter the school record for most catches in a year." Moore is well on his way to set the records Kiffin wants him to. The junior receiver caught 10 passes for 227 yards in Ole Miss' 51-35 loss against No. 6 Florida Saturday. He finished six yards shy of tying A.J. Brown's record for most receiving yards in a single game in Ole Miss history and had another huge play taken off the board too. He caught a slip pass and ran 22 yards after the catch for a touchdown but that play was taken off the board because of a holding penalty.

Kiffin's confidence in Moore's ability to shatter records relates to what he was able to do with Cooper and others. Kiffin coached Cooper to Alabama's single-season receptions and receiving yards records and did the same for pass-catcher Marqise Lee at USC. "As you saw today, had we had a full 12 games I think he would've done that," Kiffin said of Moore. "It'll be a lot harder obviously with 10 conference games and no non-conference games." When asked about Kiffin's expectations on him, Moore said he doesn't care about individual records. His team lost. That's all that matters. No matter how well the offense played, that wasn't good enough. But that's not necessarily true. This performance was a stark departure from the way Ole Miss' offense operated in 2019. Last year's Rebels were as run-first as any team in the SEC. They finished with the No. 9 rushing offense in the country and the No. 102 passing offense. They only passed for more than 250 yards as a team in one game, and that came in a losing effort. - The Clarion Ledger


(DS#7 WR) Jr/2022 WR Elijah MooreMississippi
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  Week one of SEC football in Oxford was unlike any opening weekend the city has seen before. No Grove tailgating, limited stadium capacity and a week-one top 25 opponent are all new adjustments for the Rebel fandom. The University of Florida Gators ultimately beat the Ole Miss Rebels 51-35. Throughout the Rebels' first game, there were many expected plays, but there were also a great deal of unexpected decisions. The looming battle for starting quarterback ended before the game began as Matt Corral was named the starter on the Jumbotron. This was an outcome that people were relatively prepared for; however, what was not expected was the sparing use of John Rhys Plumlee. Plumlee played as a receiver in the first half, where he was targeted twice and caught one ball for a six-yard gain. Other than that, he had 3 yards passing and four rushing attempts. - Daily Mississippian

(DS#35 QB) So/2023 QB John Rhys PlumleeMississippi
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  09/27/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  Matt Corral looked good passing all game, especially when targeting wide receiver Elijah Moore. Moore caught 10 passes for 227 yards on 12 targets and had a touchdown taken off the board because of a holding penalty. Moore finished six yards short of setting the Ole Miss record for receiving yards in a game. Senior receiver Dontario Drummond also had a big day, catching two touchdowns and throwing for a 45-yard completion on a gadget play in the first quarter. Corral finished with 395 passing yards and three touchdowns. If you adjust for sacks, he ran for 81 yards on nine scrambles.

Moore was the go-to target in Ole Miss' offense in 2019. Among returning SEC receivers, only Alabama's DeVonta Smith caught more first downs last year than Moore's 37. Moore is hardly a deep threat. Only eight of his 67 catches last season went for 25 or more yards. But he thrives in small spaces and is an excellent route runner. Ole Miss used Moore as an extension of the running game last year with 48 of his catches and 617 of his yards coming on first and second down. - The Clarion Ledger


(DS#7 WR) Jr/2022 WR Elijah MooreMississippi
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  09/26/20 - Elijah MooreJr/2022, Mississippi, 5-09, 185 (DS#7 WR) + More +

  The Rebels featured a completely new coaching staff with scheme changes. Spring practice did not happen. An influx of newcomers and coronavirus testing protocols shuffled the fall depth charts. The Rebels answered with an impressive offensive performance, led by Elijah Moore's 227 yards receiving. - AP College Football

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