They say great teams win when you don’t play your best. That was the theme for the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday night in its 34-3 win over Tennessee.

Here are five takeaways from the Rebels’ lopsided victory over the Volunteers:

Third downs again a huge problem for Rebels: Ole Miss’ offense sputtered all night, and third downs again were an area of concern for the Rebels. Ole Miss went seven for 20 on the night on third downs, not a recipe for offensive success. Tennessee played phenomenally on defense all night, but Bo Wallace and company struggled to get into any kind of rhythm all night due to their ability to convert on third downs and extend drives.

Offensive line protection vulnerable: Bo Wallace was sacked five times and the Volunteers registered 10 tackles for loss. Ole Miss had issues protecting Wallace and dealing with Tennessee’s speed and athleticism in its front seven. Wallace relied on short to intermediate throws all night long, his longest pass of the night going for 39 yards. Ole Miss has some very good defenses left on the table, and the protection will have to be shored up. Wallace can be forced into making mistakes when he’s pressured and has to rush decisions.

Rebels need to win field position: Punt return could be a problem area for Ole Miss. Freshman Markell Pack handled the majority of the punt return duties on Saturday night and made some head-scratching plays. Multiple times in the first half did Pack either fair catch inside the Ole Miss 20-yard line or attempt to return a punt when Tennessee had good coverage. Tennessee played great defense all through the first half, but couldn’t capitalize on great field position. Better offenses will be able to, thus Ole Miss will need win the field position battle if it hopes to stay on this run.

Ole Miss continues to play clean, disciplined football: The Rebels were flagged for just two penalties all night and again went turnover-free in a conference game. As long as Hugh Freeze’s team continues to play disciplined, the Rebels will have a very good chance to make it to the Egg Bowl at 11-0 at the end of next month.

Don’t overlook LSU: Auburn comes calling in two weeks. It’s critical that Ole Miss not overlook its trip to Baton Rouge next week. Freeze’s team has done a really nice job of getting the Rebels to focus on one game at a time, but perhaps that message is never more important this week. Ole Miss struggled with Memphis prior to its historic matchup with Alabama. The difference is that this LSU team is hitting its stride and is capable of beating the Rebels of Ole Miss does not show up to play. Ole Miss’ date with Auburn in two weeks will likely host ESPN’s “College GameDay” again.