Ole Miss wide receiver to miss Alabama game, out indefinitely due to broken foot, per report
Last year, Ole Miss had no trouble putting up a ton of offense against Alabama. There’s a good chance the Rebels will move the ball effectively again when the teams meet Saturday in Tuscaloosa. However, they’re going to have to do so without a key member of their offense.
According to Jon Sokoloff and Chris Bolton of WCBI News, Ole Miss will be without junior wide receiver Jonathan Mingo, who is out indefinitely with a broken foot. That means Rebels redshirt junior quarterback Matt Corral will have to rely on the team’s other playmakers to step up and fill the void.
Mingo had 15 catches for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns during Ole Miss’ 3-0 start. On Sept. 18 against Tulane, he had 6 receptions for 136 yards and a score, marking the second 100-yard game of his college career. (He had 128 yards against Kentucky on Oct. 3, 2020.)
Corral still has other talented receivers to throw to, as senior wide receivers Dontario Drummond (339 yards and 4 touchdowns) and Braylon Sanders (133 yards and 2 touchdowns) have both had strong starts to the season.
Ole Miss has lost 5 straight meetings with Alabama, including last year’s 63-48 defeat in Oxford. It will be looking for better results as it tries to upset the No. 1 team in the country.
The Rebels and Crimson Tide are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.