Nashville, Tenn (AFP) – No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels may not be in the mood to talk about Vanderbilt Commodores.
Ole Miss Lane Kiffin coach is sure of that.
Kiffin wants the Rebels to know Vanderbilt is not the losing team they crushed 54-21 On their recent visit to Nashville again in his first season as head coach. Kevin says these workers are “better off” in coach Clark Leah’s second season, even if he won the Ole Miss three times in a row in this Southeastern Conference series.
He also wants the Rebels (5-0, 1-0 SEC) to keep this season from being serpentine regardless of the standings or being a strong contender. The challenge they face on Saturday when they play Vanderbilt is to refocus after losing her time – no. 7 Kentucky 22-19.
“I hope they listen,” Kevin said. “It happens every week. I don’t think anyone would have thought Georgia would go in and struggle like they just did in Missouri. It happens every week. Every game is independent of each other.”
Vanderbilt (3-2, 0-1) is rested thanks to an open date after losing 55-3 in Alabama. Leah said he loves where the Commodores know they have plenty of room to grow in the future.
“Obviously we have a challenge this weekend with a good opponent, and we need to show up and play better than we did before the farewell,” said Leah. “And I have complete faith and confidence that we will.”
Olly Mays, a freshman running back, Quinshon Judkins got his career off to a great start. Judkins leads all the freshmen nationally in the dash with 107 yards to dash per game. His touchdown in the six rush hour race is the biggest in a single season for any SEC freshman since 2019.
Judkins’ 535 yards is the most a freshman has achieved in his first five games in records dating back to 1976.
Vanderbilt started freshman AJ Swann on two back-to-back games, but Lea was also working on figuring out how to get junior quarterback Mike Wright on the field rather than as part of mixing and matching QBs. Leah sees Wright as one of the 11 best attacking players in Vandey
Wright started the first three games and is a big reason why Dean is averaging 34.2 points per game to start this season. Lea didn’t want to walk hand, but said, “I don’t consider it a rotating role. I see it as a role that will be, you know, more position-driven.”
The Ole Miss was a fast team at first but slowed down significantly late in the games. The Rebels average 282.4 yards in the first half and nearly 100 yards per second (187.8). They are outperforming opponents 127-32 before the first half of the season.
“There cannot be as many teams, if any, that have a greater first-half scoring margin than us,” Kevin said. But it also points to the downside: Opponents outperformed the Ole Miss 17-7 in the fourth quarter, although part of that is due to some outbursts.
Mika Pettus won the SEC FC Player of the Year award after making his first start in the Ole Miss offensive line. Pettus started the right tackle as part of some streak change forced by injuries. The preparatory year student got 94%.
“I always feel like I’m the best no matter what,” Pettus said. “It’s nice to be[confessed]especially after my first start.”
Ole Miss struggled to hold the ball he’s already touched 12 times. Fortunately, the rebels lost only three of those who got four interceptions. Vanderbilt has Takeaway in 14 straight games[دت بك]To late season, the[سك]Long active line and long fourth in[فبس].
It’s a streak that Lea considers a “mission critical” to slow down the 25th Rebel attack with an average of 470.2 yards per game and 37.2 points per game.
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