Under purple skies and the bright lights of Vaught-Hemingway stadium, the Ole Miss Rebels started strong against the Arkansas Razorbacks as the offense rolled to a quick 7-0 lead. The Rebels head into the locker room at the half up 10-3.
Ole Miss’ offense found a way to move the ball more effectively in the first half against the Razorback defense.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Corral got the Rebels on the board in the first quarter as he connected with wide receiver Elijah Moore on two-yard reception.
Corral finished the half with 145 yards through the air with a touchdown and 40 yards on the ground.
Moore went into the break with four receptions for 61 yards and the loan touchdown. His longest play from scrimmage went for 23 yards.
The Rebels defense held Arkansas in check by only giving up a total of 137 yards and keeping quarterback Ben Hicks to 98 yards passing.
A pass interference call set the Razorbacks in position to cut into the score on a 36-yard boot by kicker Connor Limpert.
Early in the game, Ole Miss junior linebacker MoMo Sanogo went down Sanogo with a right ankle injury on a punt return. He left the game.
Arkansas finished the half with 137 total yards – 99 in the air and 38 on the ground. Ole Miss gained a total of 240 yards with 145 passing and 95 rushing.