June 26, 2022
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Rebs beat Tigers; Win Magnolia Bowl 31 -17

LSU (4-3) comes into Oxford looking to play spoiler on a day that the Rebels are set to retire Eli Manning’s jersey. Coming off a huge upset win over the Gators last week, the Tigers are hoping to keep the momentum rolling on what many have deemed “Coach O’s farewell tour”

Last season the Tigers closed out the season with a win over Ole Miss 53-48 in Baton Rouge. Extending the Tigers winning streak to five games over the Rebels. Coach O is 5-0 against Ole Miss with all five wins coming as the head coach of LSU. Orgeron looks to improve that streak to 6-0 today.

Ty Davis-Price set the LSU single game rushing record last week against a very good Florida front seven. Also, the most rushing yards allowed against Florida since Herschel Walker, 238 in 1980. Look for the Tigers to lean heavily on Davis-Price.

The Rebels won the toss and elected to receive. Looking to make a statement early the Rebel offense was stymied on their first two drives. The Tiger defense allowed just 16 yards on the Rebels first two drives. The second being a 3-and-out.

On their first drive, it looked to be more of the Ty Davis-Price (TDP) show for the Tigers. Racking up 19 yards on five carries and a touchdowns on their opening possession. The Tigers however went away from TDP and went to passing the ball. This left the door open for the Rebels to get back in the game.

The Rebels would get on the board about five minutes into the second quarter with a 43 yard field goal by Caden Costa.

Ole Miss proved why their quarterback is having a Heisman campaign season. Corral made plays with feet and his arm today. After the first two drives, the quarterback was able to pick apart the Tigers defense with his arm, and his feet.

Matt Corral would end the night with 185 yards passing and 1 touchdown, as well as 24 yards rushing and a touchdown on 12 carries.

The rushing attack for Ole Miss was dominant. The Rebels had a two headed monster in Snoop Conner and Jerrion Ealy. Both backs averaged over eight yards a carry today. Conner had 117 yards on the ground, while Ealy had 97 and a touchdown.

On the flipside, trying to create a spark Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron benched his starting quarterback Max Johnson for Garrett Nussmeier. Nussmeier came in and was 7-12 for 103 and a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers showed promise in the fourth quarter, while it may have been what some people refer to as garbage time. Both teams were still playing and Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin was still throwing the ball and blitzing while the Rebels were on defense.

Ole Miss wins the Magnolia Bowl for the first time in six years. The first time in the tenure of Ed Orgeron, his last time facing them as Head Coach.

Final Score Ole Miss 31 – LSU 17

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