Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26 Reaction
Unfortunately, a wonderful game with phenomenal levels of energy and excitement will forever be marred but the criminal behavior of those Tennessee fans that chose to throw things at Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss players.
More on that as the week goes on – for now, the game.
It’ll also be remembered for Tennessee QB Joe Milton barely missing a game-winning touchdown pass with three seconds to play, and then inexplicably running out of bounds without as time ran out. But before all of that …
That’s the Tennessee offense. It’s awesome, and before getting hurt, Hendon Hooker once showed its potential under first year head man Josh Heupel. Hooker threw for 233 yards, ran for a team-high 108 with a score, and now he might be out for a bit with Alabama coming up next.
Ole Miss went Ole Miss.
There were too many penalties, spotty defensive power outages, and a whole lot of late drama with the offense failing to put it away after a great first half.
Matt Corral threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns with a pick, and he ran 30 times for 195 yards – and he paid for it. He was beaten up by the Vol defense, but that’s partly because the rest of the Ole Miss parts weren’t used enough.
But he and the team survived by the skin of their teeth for the second straight week, and now they get LSU and a trip to Auburn up next.
Tennessee? At Alabama, at Kentucky, Georgia. The Vols needed to pull this out to have a little breathing room to go bowling – they’re now 4-3 and could be 4-6 by mid-November – but South Alabama and Vanderbilt close things out.
Week 7 Big Game Reactions
– LSU 49, Florida 42
– Oklahoma State 32, Texas 24
– Michigan State 20, Indiana 15
– Oklahoma 52, TCU 31
– Cincinnati 56, UCF 21
– Purdue 24, Iowa 7
– Georgia 30, Kentucky 13