Ole Miss dismantles New Mexico State 41-3 to earn a much needed win

November 11, 2019

Oxford, Mississippi: 

 

On a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Mississippi. The Ole Miss Rebels got a massive 41-3 win over the New Mexico State Aggies. 

 

The Rebels went with the two-quarterback system yesterday with Matt Corral and John Rhys Plumlee. Plumlee led the team in rushing yards with 177 yards and 124 yards in the air. 

 

Head Coach Matt Luke had this to say about his two quarterbacks.

 

On John Rhys Plumlee: 

 

" He waited and took advantage of his opportunity when it came. He made some plays and I thought he managed the game well. I was happy to see him convert on some fourth downs through the air and hit Elijah (Moore) on some passes. Still a lot of plays we can continue to get better at."

 

On Matt Corral: 

 

"He's handled this unbelievably. Especially in the first half when he didn't get any snaps. But when his number was called, he stepped in there and was ready. He had a nice seam route to (Jason) Pellerin on a touchdown scoring drive. Again, we'll need him these next two games."

 

The Ole Miss rushing attack went for the fifth-most rushing yards in school history at 447 yards. Snoop Conner ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, with Jerrion Ealy going for 71 yards and one touchdown. 

 

Matt Luke on his two running backs: 

 

"It's really fun to see. Snoop (Conner) runs physically in between the tackles. It was good to see Jerrion (Ealy) run that way too. They broke some big plays and some explosive plays. With that zone read, they hit and attacked a lot of different areas. It was good to see that."

 

 

The Landshark defense made their presence known holding New Mexico State to three points, and 193 total yards. This was the fewest Ole Miss has given up since the 2015 Texas A&M game. 

 

Matt Luke on his Landshark defense: 

 

"Those guys came ready to play. It doesn't matter who you're playing, three points is a great game. Really happy that those guys were able to get off of the field."

 

Ole Miss will have a tough test next Saturday as the number one ranked LSU Tigers comes to town with an undefeated record on the line. LSU will be coming into the game riding a huge win over Alabama. 

 

Head Coach Matt Luke had this to say about next Saturday's matchup with LSU. 

 

 "We're finishing the season with our two biggest rivals. Regardless of what happens with the Alabama game, they are going to come in ranked in the top-10, maybe as the number one team in the country, coming to our place. We have to focus on us and get prepared to go play."

 

Ole Miss and LSU will kickoff on primetime at 6:00 on ESPN and SEC Nation will be in town as well. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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