Ole Miss QB Jordan Ta’amu is tearing it up against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Ta’amu has done an incredible job with the offense after taking over for injured QB Shea Patterson. Patterson was having a strong season with the Rebels before a knee injury against LSU ended his season. He had done a nice job leading the offense, and his injury left a big question mark for Ole Miss.
Ta’amu, a three-star, junior college transfer from New Mexico Military Institute, was not expected to see much playing time this season, but the injury to Patterson shifted the Rebels plans.
Since taking over, the Rebels offense has scored at least 30 points in every game Ta’amu has started under center. The latest performance, Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette, has turned into a rout with Ta’amu stealing the show with eye-popping numbers.
The game is still in the first half, but the Rebels have already eclipsed the 30-point mark again with Ta’amu accounting for every touchdown. He completed his first nine passes of the game and is currently 14 for 16 passing with 256 yards and 3 TDs. He has also done damage with his legs while rushing for 18 yards and two more touchdowns.
Patterson is a special talent and remains a big loss for the Rebels, but there is no denying that Ta’amu looks like a perfect fit in the Ole Miss offense. He provided the game-winning touchdown throw against Kentucky last week and kept rolling right along against the Ragin’ Cajuns.