Ole Miss Football: 3 takeaways from overtime win over Kentucky

Matt Corral, Ole Miss football (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Ole Miss football’s highly-potent offense and multiple mistakes made by Kentucky ultimately led to a 42-41 overtime victory for the Rebs.

If the Rebels had any star performer today, it would have to be quarterback Matt Corral proving to Lane Kiffin that he should be full-time Ole Miss’s starter. Despite some good pressure put on him by the Kentucky d line, Corral had an astounding day completing over 80 percent of his passes and throwing for over 300 yards.

Kentucky played very well, especially running the football and putting over 500 yards on the Rebels defense, but constant mistakes on both sides of the ball, including a missed field goal and a pass interference against S Kelvin Joseph, ultimately cost UK the game in overtime.

Both teams displayed a lot of good and a lot of bad, but here are my three biggest takeaways from the Rebels’ overtime win against Kentucky.

3. Terry Wilson is officially back

The big question for Big Blue Nation coming into this season was whether Terry Wilson can return to his dual-threat tendencies he showed all year long in the Cats historic 2018 season.

After a serious knee injury against Eastern Michigan, the UK faithful didn’t know what to expect from him. Terry proved to the doubters why Kentucky fans fell in love with him in the first place.

Terry didn’t throw it often but was as effective as ever on the ground.

Wilson took control of the offense most of the day, rushing and throwing for over 100 yards and adding three touchdowns on the ground. Wilson made some great throws to receiver Josh Ali adding something to the table Kentucky didn’t have when Bowden was under center.

This is great news for the Cats and BBN. If they can eliminate boneheaded mistakes, Kentucky can easily bounce back and salvage the rest of Wilson’s comeback senior year, in what has been a very weird season due to COVID-19.