After two weeks of Ole Miss football the Rebels offense has put up amazing numbers which lead the SEC and are among the top in the nation so far.
So far the 2018 Ole Miss football season has seen two Rebels wins and in both games the Rebels offense was almost flawless. The Phil Longo offense with quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and the weapons he has is really scary good despite having played out of the SEC n both games. Ta’amu and the offense began the season strong in the season opening win over Texas Tech and on Saturday picked up right where they left off.
The Ole Miss offense has put up 1,192 yards of total offense with 815 yards passing and 377 yards rushing. This Ole Miss offense is very good in every facet and can put points on the board dangerously fast. The Rebels are solid with talent and experience at every position on the offensive side of the ball and with Longo’s offensive system it allows special players to stand out on the field and the stat-line with crazy numbers.
After two weeks there are five Rebels who statistically rank inside the Top10 in the SEC with 2 of those 5 leading their respective categories. Three Rebels statistically rank within the Top10 in the nation. Senior Rebels QB Jordan Ta’amu currently ranks No.1 in the SEC and No.4 in the nation in passing yardage. JUCO transfer RB Scottie Phillips currently ranks No.1 in the SEC and No.4 in the nation in rushing yardage. Of course, the NWO has three WRs ranked in the Top5 in the SEC and All-American AJ Brown who is ranked No.10 in the nation. We’ll take a closer look at their numbers thru two games.
Jordan Ta’amu, QB
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After an impressive week-one outing Jordan Ta’amu had another very impressive week-two game going 23 of 33 for 448 yards and 5 TDs. His performance against SIU was enough to bring his totals after two games to 45 of 65 for 784 passing yards with 7 TDs and no interceptions. Ta’amu has proven to be very accurate so far this season and very dangerous with the deep balls to the outstanding NWO. Jordan’s passing 784 passing yards is 1st in the SEC and 4th in the entire nation.
Scottie Phillips, RB
JUCO transfer Scottie Phillips burst onto the Ole Miss football scene with a huge game against Texas tech where he rushed 16 times for 204 yards and 2 TDs. Phillips 200+ yard single game effort was the first for a Rebels RB since 2010. Phillips followed up his week-one performance with a 107 yards on 15 carries and 2 TDs. Phillips two-game rushing totals are 31 carries for 331 yards and 4 TDs. Phillips is 1st in the SEC in both rushing yardage and TDs and is 4th in the nation.
The Nasty Wide Outs
Currently there are three Rebels WRs ranked among the Top10 receiving leaders in the SEC. Junior All-American AJ Brown began the season against Texas Tech with 7 receptions for 93 yards and 1 TD and followed it up with a huge game against SIU where he had 8 receptions for 158 yards and 2 TDs. Browns total thru the first two games is 15 receptions for 251 yards and 3 TDs which is good enough for Brown to rank 2nd in the SEC and also ranks 10th in the nation.
Sophomore Braylon Sanders opened the season with 4 catches for 63 yards and then followed it up Saturday against SIU with 4 more receptions for 133 yards and 1 TD. Sanders two-week total of 8 catches for 193 yards and 1 TD is good enough to rank 3rd in the SEC in receiving yards.
Junior DK Metcalf started off with 4 receptions for 81 yards and 1 TD in the season opener against SIU. Then Metcalf finished the Southern Illinois game with 7 receptions for 93 yards and 1 TD. Metcalf has 11 receptions for 174 receiving yards and 2 TDs thru two games which is enough for him to land at 5th in the SEC.
Back In Action Soon
There is little doubt among Rebels faithful this offense is one of the best in the nation and while the haters cast shade on the Rebels success the stats speak for themselves. Yes, it is just two games and not in the heat of SEC play but it is a very strong indicator of how good this Rebels offense can be. The good part for Ole Miss fans is this offense will continue to get better as the season goes on and can be very successful. Good luck to these Rebels and the rest of Ole Miss football when they get back in action this Saturday as they host the No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide. BEAT THE BAMMERS! Hotty Toddy!