Ole Miss football stays perfect with 22-19 win over Kentucky
One day after announcing a reorganization of its NIL collection, in other words, paying student-athletes in a more structured way, Ole Miss took down seventh ranked Kentucky in a top 15 showdown.
Needless to say, a huge 24 hours for the Rebels who went right to work with 14 first quarter points at home.
They only scored eight the rest of the way, but it was enough, making the most of a second chance after a pre-snap penalty on Kentucky late in the fourth quarter wiped out what would have been the go-ahead touchdown.
Instead, the Ole Miss defense forced a fumble with less than a minute left and put the clamps on a thrilling 22-19 triumph.
The Lane Train is still humming right along, now 13 home wins in a row, the program’s longest streak since 1959 behind a healthy mix of new and old. “It’s good they’re coming together, and I think that if they can continue to do that, I’ve always thought from the beginning of the year, this could eventually be a special team that got better because they just came together kind of like an NBA team with a bunch of free agents in the beginning of the year, so, especially when it’s your quarterback, too. So, I’ve said from the beginning to these guys, it’s a very talented room. It’s more talented than the last two years of what we’ve had. But it doesn’t mean we’re going to be a better team. We’ve got to come together and do a lot of things.”
Next up for Coach Kiffin and the Rebels a week six road game at Vanderbilt scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. from Nashville.
Meanwhile, another big win for Mississippi State 42-24 over Texas A&M and Southern Miss staying right where it is after that big week four win at Tulane on a bye before starting Sun Belt play.