This past Saturday, the 22nd of November, in NCAA Week 13, the then No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels 7-3 (3rd in SEC West) were shut out and upset by the unranked Arkansas Razorbacks 5-5 (7th SEC West) by a score of 30-0. The game was played at the Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas and was shown on CBS TV.
The scoring in the game for the Rebels was no points scored in all 4 quarters as the Razorbacks scored 17 points in the 1st quarter, 10 points in the 3rd quarter and 3 points in the final 4th quarter. The defense for Arkansas played an awesome game, forcing Ole Miss to commit 6 turnovers, one of which was a 100 yard interception return by Arkansas DB Gaines for a TD. That loss will keep Ole Miss from bowl eligibility.
The offensive leaders for the Rebels were QB Wallace, who completed 16 of his 31 passes for 235 yards, with 2 interceptions. RBs Walton & Brazley combined for 11 carries for 57 yards, while Receivers Adeboyejo & Engram combined for 11 receptions for 138 yards. Ole Miss had 19 first downs for 316 total yards with 253 passing and 63 rushing yards with 6 turnovers, while possessing the ball for 25:59 minutes of the game.
Leading the offense for the Razorbacks were QBs B. Allen & A. Allen who completed 8 of 15 passes for a combine 152 yards, with B. Allen throwing for 1 TD. RB’s Williams & Collins combined for 43 carries for 160 yards with Collins scoring 1 TD. Receivers Hatcher & Morgan combined for 5 receptions for 109 yards with Hatcher scoring 1 TD. Arkansas had 17 first downs for 311 total yards, with 152 passing and 159 rushing with 1 turnover, while possessing the ball some 34:01 minutes of the 60 minute game.
This was the 2nd week in a row that the Arkansas defensive had a dominating performance, as last week the ended a 17 game SEC loss streak with a 17-0 win over the LSU Tigers. It was also the Razorbacks second consecutive shutout over SEC teams, since they joined the SEC conference back in 1992. The last two wins have earned the Razorbacks bowl eligibility, which is the 1st time in the last three football seasons. Their defense once again was led by Spaight, who had 11 tackles, as they also force Ole Miss QB Wallace to turn the ball over 4 times in the game.
The Ole Miss team opened the season with seven straight wins, and with this loss to Arkansas, it is their consecutive loss to SEC Teams, as the team struggled again with the absence of star WR Treadwell. The Rebels came into the game with a slight chance to win the SEC West, as their defense previously, led the nation allowing opponents to a mere 11.9 points per game. But, those hope diminished early in this game as the Razorbacks build a 17-0 half-time lead.
So football fans, if that game took your faith in a team, look forward to next week if you bet on college football at a offshore sportsbook as the Ole Miss Rebels now 8-3, play their last regular season game at home against their arch rival No.4 Mississippi State Bulldogs now 10-1 (1st in SEC West) on the Saturday the 29th of Nov. at 3:30 PM ET and on CBS TV. The Arkansas Razorbacks now 6-5 next Friday the 28th of Nov. they play at the No. 20 Missouri Tigers now 9-2 (1st SEC East), at the Memorial Stadium at 2:30 PM ET and on CBS TV.