The SEC underdogs are just one win away from the top of the mountain.

Oklahoma was no match for a two-pronged attack from Ole Miss Saturday evening in Game 1 of the College World Series finals. The Rebels dominated the Sooners 10-3, allowing just 6 hits and taking advantage of early struggles to force a win-or-go-home Game 2 for Oklahoma Sunday.

Ole Miss starter Jack Dougherty was nothing short of incredible in his time on the mound. He threw 5 hitless innings before allowing 3 hits and 2 runs to cross in the 6th. From there, freshman Mason Nichols got out of the jam and completed a solid 2 innings of work, allowing just 1 baserunner and striking out 5.

And as much as Ole Miss’ pitching won the day, the Rebels aren’t in this position without strong at-bats from its captain, Tim Elko. The senior outfielder was 4-for-5 from the plate with 3 runs and 1 RBI, including a 356-foot solo shot in the 3rd inning.

Elko’s 2nd home run of the College World Series increased the Rebels’ lead to 4 early. It’s the first time an Ole Miss batter has knocked 2 home runs over the fence at the College World Series in the program’s history.

Oklahoma hung around until the 8th inning despite the hot bat from Elko. That’s when TJ McCants, Calvin Harris and Jacob Bench decided they had seen enough.

McCants launched a 372-foot, 2-run nuke to the Ole Miss bullpen, right into the glove of freshman reliever Josh Mallitz.

That was enough to send the Ole Miss faithful in attendance into a frenzy, but the party was just getting started. Harris wasted zero time, launching the next pitch over the right center wall for a 430-foot solo shot.

Bench was next up and took a couple of pitches before committing and belting a 3rd straight home run over the wall, this time left field.

And that was all she wrote for the Sooners. Oklahoma was able to add 1 more run in the 8th inning, but the hot bats from the Rebels were far from done. Ole Miss added 2 more runs in the 9th that, if it wasn’t done already, slammed the door shut.

Ole Miss will chase the SEC’s 3rd straight College World Series Title at 3 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. CT Sunday.