Ole Miss football took the field Saturday and a number of offensive Rebels were at the top in the SEC statistically and they are still among the top.
Prior to the matchup with No.1 Alabama this past Saturday Ole Miss football was very well represented among the SEC offensive leaders. Five Rebels were ranked either 1st or in the Top-5 in passing, rushing or receiving. Senior quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was 1st in the SEC in passing while JUCO transfer running-back Scottie Phillips was 1st in the SEC in rushing.
NWO members junior All-American AJ Brown, sophomore Braylon Sanders and junior DK Metcalf were all listed in the Top-5 SEC receiving leaders before this past Saturday. After putting up gaudy numbers against Texas Tech and Southern Illinois the stats took a severe hit from the Bama game.
Jordan Ta’amu completed 7 of 22 for 133 yards and 1 TD with 2 INTs while Scottie Phillips had 12 carries for 44 yards. DK Metcalf had 2 receptions for 92 yards and 1 TD while AJ Brown had 4 receptions for 34 yards. Braylon Sanders had no catches in the game. As bad as the Bama loss looked on the scoreboard the Rebels SEC stats heading into week-four still look pretty good.
Where They Are Now
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Jordan Ta’amu now sits at 2nd in the SEC in passing yardage. Ta’amu has completed 52 of 87 attempts for 917 yards and 8 TDs with just 2 INTs. Missouri QB Drew Lock sits at 1st with 1,062 yards.
Scottie Phillips now sits at 3rd in SEC rushing yardage. Phillips has 43 carries for 355 yards and 4 TDs. Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams is 1st with 399 yards and Kentucky RB Benny Snell has 375 yards which is 2nd. Phillips’ 4 rushing TDs is tied for 1st with Williams.
The NWO is still representing itself well among the top receivers in the SEC. AJ Brown and DK Metcalf are sitting at 3rd and 4th respectively while Sanders no catches against Bama dropped him to 9th in SEC receiving yardage.
Currently Brown has 19 receptions for 285 yards and 3 TDs while Metcalf has 13 receptions for 266 yards and also has 3 TDs. Sanders currently has 8 receptions for 193 yards and 1 TD. The other SEC receiving leaders at 1st and 2nd are Emanuel Hall of Missouri who has 430 yards and Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy who has 287 receiving yards.
Expect Big Numbers
After being locked down by Bama this past Saturday we should expect some huge numbers against Kent State. Now that SEC play has begun to ratchet up the Rebels numbers in this game should be significantly greater than some other SEC teams. Of course, this means we may see these Rebels move up in the SEC stats next week.
Good job to these Rebels and good luck to them as they continue thru the season. They will be back in action this Saturday as the Rebels host the Kent State Golden Flashes. Please be sure to check back here at OHT or visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for your latest Ole Miss football news and updates. Good luck to coach Matt Luke and all our Rebels Saturday. Hotty Toddy!