Ole Miss ranks third in total offense after week two
Through the first two weeks of the college football season, the Ole Miss football team ranks third in total offense with just under 600 yards per game.
It all starts under center with Matt Corral, one of just four Power Five quarterbacks to throw for five touchdowns in week two as a part of his team’s 54-17 win over Austin Peay.
Now up to second in Heisman betting odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook, Corral also leads the nation with 21 first down passes off play action and the Rebels are tops in the country with 36 percent of their passes going for 15 yards or more.
All a byproduct of strong offensive line play with the Ole Miss o-line grading out third best in week two, according to Pro Football Focus and definitely not according to Head Coach Lane Kiffin. “Well, Pro Football Focus doesn’t know a whole lot about watching film, so no disrespect but we didn’t play really well up front. I know the numbers look good, but tell Pro Football Focus to realize we’re running into five-man boxes most of the time because they’re staying deep because of these three receivers. So, you’re supposed to be able to run into that. We got beat in pass protection in one-on-one match-ups. The quarterback had to get rid of the ball early, so I was not pleased how we played up front. But what do I know?”
Another Kiffin observation, week three opponent Tulane plays like an SEC team at least on film.
The Rebels and Green Wave kick things off at 7 p.m. Saturday from Vaught Hemingway Stadium in Oxford on ESPN2.