Matt Corral threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns in his dwelling finale and No. 10 Mississippi beat Vanderbilt 31-17 on Saturday night time.
“It was a sandwich sport and there are some groups that received upset this season in that state of affairs. We didn’t,” Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin mentioned. “I used to be just a little shocked by how we performed, however we got here away with the win. It’s what it’s.”
Ole Miss (9-2, 5-2 Southeastern Convention) by no means trailed, with Corral throwing an 8-yard scoring move to Jerrion Ealy within the opening minutes en path to a 24-9 halftime lead.
Corral accomplished 27 of 36 passes, together with a 10-yard landing strike to Dontario Drummond early within the second quarter. The Rebels led 31-9 within the fourth quarter on an 8-yard landing run by Henry Parrish Jr.
“It was a sloppy win, however what’s going via my head is preparing tomorrow,” Corral mentioned. “I’m comfortable to win, however I’m not pleased with my efficiency.”
Drummond had seven catches for 81 yards. Ealy had 154 yards of offense, highlighted by a 68-yard kickoff return and a 4-yard landing run. Jahcour Pearson had 101 yards receiving because the Rebels completed with 470 yards.
“We knew that they’d a dynamic participant at quarterback. I didn’t really feel like we made sufficient performs on him after we had alternatives significantly within the first half,” Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea mentioned. “It’s important to make the performs and you need to interlock all three phases. We weren’t in a position to do this successfully sufficient tonight.”
Rocko Griffin ran for 117 yards and landing for Vanderbilt (2-9, 0-7). Joseph Bulovas added three discipline targets because the Commodores managed the ball for greater than 38 minutes and completed with 454 whole yards.
“I’m pleased with the best way this group is combating,” mentioned quarterback Mike Wright, who accomplished 22 of 44 passes for 241 yards.
Vanderbilt: Over a three-year span, the Commodores are 0-20 within the SEC.
The hassle was admirable and Griffin was a piece horse. The primary yr of an enormous rebuilding job by Clark Lea ends subsequent week, however not earlier than dealing with one other high-powered offense at Tennessee.
Ole Miss: The Rebels have been adequate in a sandwich sport between No. 16 Texas A&M and in-state rival Mississippi State. Ole Miss stays in place to earn a New Yr’s Six bowl bid, a 10-win common season and a High 10 rating heading right into a excessive stakes Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night time.
“We’ve received quite a lot of stuff on the road and we’ve received to get locked in,” Corral mentioned. “It’s a fast turnaround to Thursday and there’s so much to get executed.”
Vanderbilt: At Tennessee on Saturday.
Ole Miss: At Mississippi State for the Egg Bowl on Thursday.