Report reveals latest on 2 injured Ole Miss offensive starters ahead of Outback Bowl
Ole Miss played its regular-season finale against LSU down NFL Draft entrants Elijah Moore and Kenny Yeboah. Lane Kiffin’s Rebels will reportedly be down another offensive starter on Saturday against Indiana in the Outback Bowl.
According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Ole Miss wide receiver Braylon Sanders is unable to play. Running back Jerrion Ealy, however, will reportedly try to play after practicing this week on a limited basis.
Sanders’ absence leaves Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral without his top three pass-catchers in receiving yards. Sophomore Jonathan Mingo is fourth on the team with 349 receiving yards on 24 catches, which is third best.
Ealy has led the way on the ground with 147 carries for 745 yards and 9 touchdowns. Corral is second on the team in carries (105) and yards (469). Sophomore Snoop Conner is third on the team with 87 carries for 378 yards. Freshman Henry Parrish Jr. had his biggest outing of the season against LSU, logging 16 carries for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The game, from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, is set for 11:30 a.m. CT on ABC.
With Braylon Sanders out, Ole Miss will be without its top three players in terms of receiving yards vs. Indiana:
— All-American wide receiver Elijah Moore
— Tight end Kenny Yeboah
— Sanders https://t.co/i9xTRsP9iX
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 2, 2021