Texas versus Ole Miss

Case McCoy filled in decently as David Ash's replacement.

 

After a back and forth first half, Ole Miss downed the Longhorn 44-23, on Saturday night at Darrel K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin.

Case McCoy filled in for David Ash, who was out with a head and shoulder injury, and the results were admirable. McCoy finished with 196 yards and a touchdown on 24-for-36 passing. But he was unable to generate consistent drives throughout the night.

Ole Miss, meanwhile, looked right at home at the start, sprinting ahead to a 14-0 lead on a five-yard rush by Jeff Scott and 18-yard strike from Bo Wallace to Donte Moncrief.

Texas showed a fighting spirit, countering with a McCoy pass to Mike Davis with 3:50 left in the first quarter to cut the lead to seven. They then continued the rally, pulling within three on an Anthony Fera 28-yard field goal in the second quarter, and took the lead with 8:27 in the second quarter after Johnathan Gray rushed eight yards to give the Horns the 17-14 lead.

The Longhorns avoided a huge loss when Adrian Phillips was allowed to return after initially being ejected for targeting on a kickoff with 10 seconds left in the second quarter.

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Texas took a 23-17 lead to the half.

Unfortunately, The Rebels found their momentum in the third quarter, and the Longhorns never regained theirs.

The Rebels got back on track in the third quarter as they fired off with three touchdowns. Wallace first juked his way to a 15-yard score, which put Ole Miss up 24-23 with 7:49 in the third quarter. From there, a Wallace touchdown strike to Evan Engram and a Jeff Scott punt return for a touchdown put the Rebels ahead by 14.

Four plays after the Rebels recovered an McCoy fumble, Jaylen Walton rushed eight yards for their final score of the night to make the score 44-23.

 

James Schleicher

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