Ole Miss vs Arkansas on Saturday in a battle of SEC West contenders looking to get back on track after tough losses last weekend. The Razorbacks followed up impressive wins over Texas A&M and No. 21 Texas with a crushing 37-0 loss to No. 2 Georgia, the first Arkansas shutout in three seasons. The Razorbacks mustered just 162 yards of offense against perhaps the nation’s top defense. Watch live Arkansas vs Ole Miss HD Stream to the following link:
NCAA Football 2021
Ole Miss vs Arkansas
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021, Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
The Hogs were zonked by a hearty 37-0 and Johnny Reb lost his fight by a 42-21 score. Insert sad face emoji here. Both teams now must take that cold slap of reality and get back to playing the stout brand of football they were playing before those high-profile faceplants.
Here are 5 bold predictions for the game, one in which Ole Miss has been installed as a 6-point favorite at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Grove will be a buzz for the 67th renewal of this classic matchup in which the Razorbacks have claimed victory in 5 of the last 7 meetings. However, Ole Miss has won 2 of the last 3.
The Rebels also suffered their first loss of the season last week in a 42-21 defeat Saturday at the Alabama Crimson Tide. Despite the season-low in points, Ole Miss is still fifth in the nation with 44.8 PPG. The Rebels are also third in total yards per game through five weeks with 549.3.
Ole Miss vs Arkansas KEY MATCHUP
The Ole Miss offense didn’t really get it going against Alabama but it still ranks third nationally, averaging 549.2 yards a game and fifth in scoring (44.8 points per game). The Razorback’s defense is ninth, allowing 280.9 yards per game. But they face a huge test in quarterback Matt Corral, wide receiver Dontario Drummond, and tailback Jerrion Ealy. Arkansas couldn’t stop the run well enough against Georgia, which won despite passing for just 72 yards.
In a game that featured 14 touchdowns, the first 10 minutes were surprisingly scoreless before Arkansas jumped out on top with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Morgan. The teams traded touchdowns for the rest of the half, and then two field goals in the final minute, as they went into the break tied at 17-17.
Manning (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) is the No. 1 quarterback and player in the Class of 2023, according to 247Sports Composite. The Isidore Newman quarterback is the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning and two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning.
Ole Miss has to exploit the weaknesses and hope Arkansas doesn’t just manhandle them. One weakness they face? They’re giving up over 154 yards per game on the ground. Now, that’s not Mizzou bad, as that mark is actually double that. But it’s not good either, considering it’s the second-worst mark in the conference. That screams out to be a bit of a matchup nightmare for the Rebels defense that could spell trouble.
With 3:50 left in the game, Wyatt called the play that would be the most notable play in Hog football history to that time. The Hogs had advanced the ball from the 17 to the Arkansas 34 yard line. With time running out and the real possibility that Arkansas might not get the ball back again, Wyatt made his famous call. ole miss vs arkansas football score
This would be a 66 yard pass play from a direct snap to running back Buddy Bob Benson who launched a 30 yard pass to Preston Carpenter who had lined up as a blocking back prior to the snap who ran untouched for the remaining 36 yards. The Hogs would go on to claim a 6-0 victory over the No. 5 Rebels. The play would later be deemed by Wyatt as the Powder River Pass Play.