Despite a loss this past Saturday to the South Carolina Gamecocks Ole Miss football still has players at the top of the SEC in stats.
This past Saturday Ole Miss football fell to the South Carolina Gamecocks but there were still Rebels who put up big numbers. The Rebel amassed 616 yards of total offense and a number of Rebels added to their SEC stats. Several Rebels were among the top of their categories in the SEC before this past week and are still thriving.
Rebels quarterback Jordan Ta’amu went 31 of 46 for 379 yards and last week was the No.1 passer in the SEC. Rebels All-American wide receiver AJ Brown had 6 receptions for 115 yards while running-back Scottie Phillips had 21 carries for 141 yards and 3 TDs. Lets look at their total numbers and see where they all stand.
The Rebels Are On Top
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Rebels quarterback Jordan Ta’amu is still on top of the SEC as the No.1 passer. This past Saturday Ta’amu eclipsed the 3,000 yard mark and sits at No.1 with 204 completions of 314 attempts for 3,001 yards and 16 TDs thru the air. The No.2 spot belongs to Missouri QB Drew Lock who has 2,394 yards passing followed by Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa who sits at No.3 with 2,361 yards.
Rebels wide receiver AJ Brown still holds the No.1 spot in the SEC for receiving with 66 receptions for 920 yards with 5 TDs. Brown is followed by Bama WR Jerry Jeudy who has the No.2 spot with 880 receiving yards and Vandy WR Kilija Lipscomb who sits at No.3 with 632 yards.
Record Breaking RB?
JUCO transfer Scottie Phillips has emerged to be everything he was hyped as in the junior college ranks. So far this season Phillips has 146 carries for 946 yards and 12 TDs. While we have watched him run thru some of the SEC’s best defenses he has managed to be one of the premier RBs in the SEC. Currently Phillips sits at No.3 in the SEC for his efforts but he has already etched his name in the Ole Miss record book.
Phillips made the record book with his first game rushing for 204 yards against Texas Tech which ranks him 10th for the Rebels All-time single game. Phillips may just be a few carries away from putting his name in the book again as he only needs 5 yards to reach the Top 10 All-time season rushing yards at Ole Miss. In an age where we have become accustomed to throwing the ball we are blessed yet again with a great back.
Scottie Phillips also has three games left to make his epic mark on the Ole Miss record book in the All-time season touchdown record. Currently Phillips sits with 12 TDs which ties Deuce McAllister at No.5 on the All-time list but the record only sits at 14. The 14 single season TD mark is shared by McAllister and three other former Rebels, Kayo Dottley, Archie Manning and Brandon Bolden.
The Rebels will be back in action this Saturday as they travel to College Station to face the Texas A&M Aggies. Kickoff is set for 12pm and the game will be televised via CBS. Be sure to check back for the Texas A&M preview which will be coming out soon and please be sure to visit and like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Good luck to coach Matt Luke and the Rebels this Saturday. Hotty Toddy!