Ole Miss Drops First SEC Game of Season to Alabama

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Photo by Adam Brown

The Ole Miss Rebels drooped it’s first SEC game of the season to No. 1 Alabama in the opening game of the SEC slate. Alabama won the game by the score of 62-7.

Ole Miss’ (2-1) offense found lightning in a bottle with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta’amu to D.K. Metcalf early in the first quarter.

Alabama would quickly answer the score on a 43-yard dash for a touchdown by Damien Harris to knot the game up at 7 a piece. The Crimson Tide would then score three more touchdowns in the first quarter as Tua Tagovailoa found Jerry Jeudy for a 79-yard score. Najee Harris scores on a 10-yard run then Tagovailola found Irv Smith for a 12-yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, both teams found there footing in the game. Alabama scored on a four-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 half came to a close Hurts found Henry Ruggs for a 13-yard touchdown.

In the first half, the Landshark defense allowed the Crimson Tide to gain a total of 418 yards of total offense. Alabama ended the night with 516 total yards.

In the second half, Alabama was only able to get two more scores in the game on field goals.

The Rebels could not get the offense going against Alabama’s defense attack on the night they never got into the Crimson Tides red zone.

Tagovailoa finished the night with 191 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball five times for 47 yards. Hurts ended the night with 85 yards passing and two touchdowns.

The Rebels return to action on Saturday as they play host to Kent State. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. on the SEC Network.

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