The Ole Miss Rebels whipped the Louisville Cardinals Monday night 43-24. The score wasn’t indicative to just how one-sided the game really was.

Lane Kiffin was left watching the game on TV due to his positive COVID-19 test, but he had to love what he saw from his team.

Kiffin joined ESPN and Scott Van Pelt following the game, and the Rebels head coach was asked what’s the one area his team can be better ahead of Week 2.

“Well, I think we can run the ball more consistently,” Kiffin told Scott Van Pelt. “We did better later in the game, but in the first half we only had 3 yards per carry. So, I thought the pass game was really good. We had too many penalties. We actually threw 2 more touchdowns — Matt (Corral) did — that got called back. We got lots of things to clean up.”

Running back Snoop Conner led the Rebels with 60 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. Corral added another 55 yards rushing. Henry Parrish rushed for 38 yards, while Jerrion Ealy rushed for 37.

Kiffin also took the time to take another shot at Big Ten officials who called four targeting ejections during the game.

“If we get Big Ten officiating again, we certainly need to learn how to tackle, because we don’t know how to tackle properly,” Kiffin quipped.

If the Rebels get that kind of consistent play from the defense this year, look out. Kiffin’s team will be tough to beat.