Matt Corral breaks Eli Manning record at Ole Miss
It was a huge bounce back game for Ole Miss as QB Matt Corral turned in a record-setting performance in the first half against Vanderbilt.
Corral began the game with a record-setting 19 straight pass completions, and he snapped Eli Manning’s school record, which was 18 with more than 3 minutes left in the first half. But after a near touchdown fell incomplete to Moore, they completed another pass for a 28-yard touchdown.
It was a welcome sight after Corral had 8 interceptions in the last two games, as the Rebels tried to snap a 3-game losing streak in Nashville.
The matchup was a juicy one for Corral and the Ole Miss offense.
The Rebels entered Saturday ninth in the nation averaging 521 yards total offense and 32nd in scoring, averaging 34.8 points a game. Corral was ninth nationally with 12 touchdown passes. He’s also averaging 338.4 yards of total offense, which is 12th in the country.
Vanderbilt, meanwhile, is giving up 211 yards a game rushing, and coach Derek Mason said earlier in the week that it’s difficult to prepare for the speed of the Ole Miss offense.
At this rate, the second half should be interesting to see what numbers Corral puts up.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 31, 2020