Ahead of Egg Bowl, Matt Luke says Rebels will put everything into 'one-game season'
Coming off a loss to LSU and entering a bye week ahead of the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss coach Matt Luke has condensed the season into a small window.
“After reviewing the tape, it’s very similar to what we talked about after the game,” Luke said at his regular Monday press conference. “We didn’t play very well in the first half. Early, (Joe) Burrow extended the plays. In the second half, we went toe-to-toe with them. Now, it’s a one-game season.”
Luke was asked about possibly making a bowl game through an Academic Progress Rate channel because the Rebels have a 4-7 record.
“All we can do is focus on a one-game season,” he said. “Then we’ll figure out the scenarios after. But let’s go find a way to win this game. One-game season. Everything goes into it. We’ll let the chips fall where they may. It’s a one-game season for us and we’re going to put everything into that. Obviously this is a huge game for a lot of different reasons.”
In terms of injury updates ahead of the Nov. 28 Egg Bowl in Starkville, Luke said Scottie Phillips should be able to play, Benito Jones will be OK, and Jonathan Haynes is probable with an ankle injury. He added that Jaylon Jones is probably out with a knee injury that could be more serious than they thought.