Rapid Reaction: Ole Miss not sharp but hangs on to beat Tulsa
No. 16 Ole Miss got all it could handle from Tulsa on Saturday.
In the end, however, the Rebels were able to escape with a 35-27 victory.
It was a tough day for the Ole Miss defense. It entered the game having allowed only 13 points through 3 games and an average of just 264 total yards per game.
But the Golden Hurricane moved the ball well throughout the game. That might not have been a huge surprise given that Tulsa was tops in FBS in passing offense coming into the game.
But the Golden Hurricane lost starting quarterback Davis Brin, who was averaging more than 400 passing yards per game, to an ankle injury in the 2nd quarter.
Still, in addition to scoring 27 points, Tulsa racked up more than 450 yards of total offense in the game.
Offensively, Ole Miss had plenty of success moving the ball, but it found things more challenging in what was a scoreless 2nd half.
For the game, starting quarterback Jaxson Dart passed for 154 yards and rushed for 116, while accounting for 2 touchdowns.
Whoa, what a throw Jaxson Dart! pic.twitter.com/NNeYGn3D63
— Cam Mellor (@CamMellor) September 24, 2022
As a team, the Rebels piled up 308 rushing yards in the game, led by Quinshon Judkins, who had 140 rushing yards and 2 touchdown.
The Rebels will open SEC play next Saturday with a home game against Kentucky.