The #17 Ole Miss Rebels downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Oxford on Saturday 48-23 behind a high-scoring second half. The Rebels were up 10-3 at halftime but showed up with a 38-point second half that included a 24-point 4th quarter to close out the game.
Ole Miss Rebels down Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 48-23
The game had a good back-and-forth early with both teams struggling to find the end zone. Georgia Tech had two first-quarter drives that stalled out in the red zone. Tech saw good quarterback play from Texas A&M transfer Haynes King who threw for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Ole Miss.
Ole Miss was powered by their signal caller Jaxson Dart who got the job done with arms and legs Saturday. Dart threw for 251 yards and rushed for 136 yards and accounted for 3 total touchdowns on the day. The Rebels were without leading receiver Tre Harris and, star running back Quinshon Judkins was limited to only 37 yards rushing.
Ole Miss overcame Tech’s domination of possession time by striking big when they had the ball. The Yellow Jackets had the ball for 39:17 of the game compared to the Rebels 20:43 but Ole Miss averaged 9.8 yards per play while Tech produced 5.4 yards per play. The Rebels also outgained Georgia Tech in total yards 550 to 477, 299 of which came via the running game.
What’s Next for Ole Miss?
Next week Ole Miss will face its first SEC test with a road game against Alabama inside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL. A matchup between Top 15 teams nationally according to the AP Poll, both teams will be looking to make a statement and get ahead in the SEC West. That game can be seen on CBS at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd.