|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe Mississippi Rebels, who were ranked at #8 in the playoff system this weekend, were a -3 favorite over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. However, the Rebels failed to get anywhere in Fayetteville this Saturday as they committed six turnovers en route to a 30-0 loss. The Razorbacks became bowl-eligible thanks to this victory while the Rebels' final chances to possibly get into the playoffs were lost in dramatic fashion.
The Razorbacks got a 10-0 lead in the early half of the first period as Bo Wallace fumbled on the second play from scrimmage after the Razorbacks got their first touchdown. The Razorbacks had a 17-0 at the end of the quarter as Alex Collins had a touchdown run.
Wallace lost another fumble at the start of the second quarter. Ark Trey Flowers recovered both of these two fumbles for the Razorbacks. In addition, the Rebels had an 84-yard drive but Wallace was intercepted by Tevin Mitchel in the end zone for a touchback.
The Rebels failed to convert two fourth down attempts in the third quarter. To make things worse for Ole Miss, Rohan Gaines had a 100-yard interception return for the Razorbacks.
The Rebels' DeVante Kincade fumbled a run for another turnover; Ark Trey Flowers also recovered this one. It only led to an 18-yard field goal. Finally, Ryan Buchanan was brought in as the Rebels' quarterback at the end. He too had an interception; this one was to Brooks Ellis.
The Rebels actually had 19 first downs versus the Razorbacks' 17 and 316 offensive yards when compared with the Razorbacks' 311. The Rebels' six turnovers still kept them from getting anywhere in this game. As for the Razorbacks, Jonathan Williams had 81 rushing yards while Alex Collins had 79.
The Arkansas Razorback are now 6-5 and are eligible for a bowl game. Ole Miss's loss drops them to 8-3 and has eliminated them from the competition for the SEC West division title as they are two games behind Alabama and Mississippi State.