By Adam Brown
Ole Miss got off to a fast start against the Alabama Crimson Tide to open the first game of SEC play. However, Alabama took a 49-7 lead going into the locker room.
Ole Miss’ (2-0) offense found lightning in a bottle with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta’amu to D.K. Metcalf.
Alabama answered quickly on a 43-yard dash for a touchdown by Damien Harris to knot the game at 7-7. The Tide scored three more touchdowns in the first quarter as Tua Tagovailoa found Jerry Jeudy for a 79-yard score. Najee Harris scored on a 10-yard run, then Tagovailola found Irv Smith for a 12-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, both teams found their footing in the game. Alabama scored on a 4 yard scamper by Josh Jacobs, pushing the score to 35-7. Jalen Hurts came into the game and connected with Judy for a score from 22-yards out.
Before the end of the half, Hurts found Henry Ruggs for a 13-yard touchdown.
Ta’amu finished the half with 127 yards in the air for a touchdown and interception. He carried the ball six times for 20 yards.
Rebel wideouts A.J. Brown and Metcalf have 28 and 92 yards respectively. Phillips ended the half with 11 touches for a total of 40 yards.
Tagovailoa passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball five times for 47 yards. Hurts ended the half with 57 yards in the air and two touchdowns.