Finishing games still a work in progress for Ole Miss football

At times, Ole Miss looked as dominant as any college football team playing on Saturday, but then there were other times that looked like the exact opposite.

The Rebels couldn’t be stopped in the second quarter against Tulsa in which they put up 28 unanswered points en route to a 35-14 halftime lead.

The opposition answered with 13 unanswered points of its own in the second half, but Ole Miss strong enough on defense to escape with a 35-27 triumph at home.

Head Coach Lane Kiffin compared that second half effort to week one against Troy in which the Rebels failed to score in the final 25 minutes of the game. “We did win so we’re 4-0 which is the best that you can be from a record stand point at this point. But kind of more similar to the first game of the year where we played really well early and then we didn’t, and I thought we had overcome that by the way the last two games had gone of having really big leads like this one at halftime and coming out and got to figure out something better. I’m sure they started – like a lot of people, probably like a lot of our fans – like alright, this one is over. Let’s get ready for the next one.”

Ole Miss putting its 12-game home winning streak on the line at 11 a.m. Saturday against Kentucky.

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