Ole Miss leads nation in total offense after week three
Whereas Southern Miss has just one week to prepare for Alabama, the Ole Miss Rebels and their week four bye have double that.
Which means the Crimson Tide has only half that to get ready for the nation’s most explosive offense, coming off a 61-21 win over Tulane.
The 3-0 Rebels now lead the entire country with more than 635 yards per game and are tied for first with more than 52 points per game.
Powering that microwave offense is junior quarterback Matt Corral who is accounted for 14 touchdowns in his first three games.
According to the Clarion Ledger, among the last ten Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, Lamar Jackson is the only one to account for more during his first three starts. Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin said, “I remember the first time ever seeing him throw and turning to Lebby and saying that’s really special and unique. I mean because he was just throwing a deep ball 70 yards like nothing, so he is extremely arm talented. He shows plays every Saturday that people don’t make. And I’ve said it before, Ole Miss fans need to appreciate this while you have it. This is a generational arm talent that you’re going to get spoiled with because not too many people ever are going to make those plays that he’s making, and there’s a lot on Sunday’s that start that don’t make them.”
The Rebels are outpacing their opponent by 294 yards per game and to put that in perspective, 11 division I FBS teams aren’t gaining that many yards per game period, including USM.