Arkansas’ defense and senior linebacker had a fourth-quarter push Saturday to down Ole Miss in Fayetteville, 33-21, for the first SEC win in Fayetteville since 2016.
4Q 3:07: When Arkansas’ defense needed a big play Grant Morgan provided it returning Matt Corral’s fifth interception of the day 23 yards into the end zone and maybe sealing a win.
Hogs 33, Rebels 21
4Q 5:30: Ole Miss appeared to be stopped on a three-and-out but MoMo Sanogo went 47 yards on a fake punt, then Snoop Conner scored three plays later to make this one close going down the stretch.
Hogs 26, Rebels 21
4Q 7:36: Arkansas answered Ole Miss’ touchdown with a 7-yard scoring pass from Feleipe Franks to Treylon Burks, who made a leaping one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone and got a toe down for the score. The Hogs’ went for 2, but that failed.
Hogs 26, Rebels 14
4Q 12:06: Ole Miss makes it an interesting fourth quarter, scoring on an eight-play, 66-yard drive with Matt Corral finding Jonathan Mingo for a 21-yard score on a secondary breakdown by the Hogs.
Hogs 20, Rebels 14
3Q 4:35: Ole Miss’ offense finally got untracked, but it wasn’t with big plays as Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner did most of the hard work in a 10-play, 56-yard drive after a huge goal-line stand by the Hogs.
Hogs 20, Rebels 7
Arkansas’ defense is real … at least for the first half against Ole Miss.
The Razorbacks’ defense scored seven points and the offense added 10 for a 20-OH! lead over the Rebels’ high-flying offense that was shut down by a fanatical effort by senior linebacker Grant Morgan with 11 tackles in the half.
But it was Jalen Catalon’s 35-yard interception return for a score early in the second quarter that highlighted one of the better defensive halves the Hogs have had in awhile.
The Hogs simply out-played Ole Miss on both sides of the ball.
Arkansas had more total offense (243-145) than the Rebels, who scored 48 on Alabama last week and had over 600 yards of offense.
Feleipe Franks wasn’t spectacular (12-of-19 for 159 yards) but managed the game while the Rebels’ Matt Corral was chased and harassed by the Hogs’ defense that had two sacks and two interceptions.
2Q 1:41: Arkansas managed getting to halftime with a lead, driving 50 yards in 12 plays and eating up 3:21 near the end of the half and A.J. Reed’s 32-yarder provided a big lead.
Hogs 20, Rebels 0
2Q 10:40: On first down after Arkansas’ score Catalon picked off Corral and returned it 35 yards to the end zone and give Arkansas the biggest lead it’s had in an SEC game in a few years.
Hogs 17, Rebels 0
2Q 10:50: After cornerback Hudson Clark intercepted an Ole Miss pass, the Hogs drove 42 yards in seven plays before Franks’ pass to Blake Kern in the end zone was tipped away. Reed kicked a 23-yard field goal and the Hogs added to their lead.
Hogs 10, Rebels 0
Arkansas is driving as the first quarter comes to an end, leading Ole Miss in total yards, 140-84, as the offense seems content to be getting short chunks down the field.
A pass from Franks to Treylon Burns down the left sideline for 55 yards was the longest play of the quarter.
The Hogs will start the second period at their own 45 facing second-and-9.
Hogs 7, Rebels 0
1Q 5:47: Rakeem Boyd gets into the end zone from a yard out to cap an 11-play, 95-yard drive that ate up 4:11 after Ole Miss ran into punter Reid Bauer trying to block it. A.J. Reed added the extra point.
Hogs 7, Rebels 0
1Q 9:58: Bauer “blasts” a 28-yard punt and Ole Miss gets a short field at their own 40. The Rebels drive to the Arkansas 1 Matt Corral fumbles an exchange and Jalen Catalon recovers at the 5.
Hogs 0, Rebels 0
Arkansas’ offense struggles on an opening possession after the opening kickoff and Franks’ pass on third down was intercepted by Ole Miss’ Jaylon Jones but he didn’t make it to the ground.
Ole Miss’ offense is now moving.