There is non doubting that Ole Miss football is an exciting offensive team. Saturday’s matchup with Arkansas is another test for the Rebs.
The beginning of the Lane Kiffin era in Oxford has provided fans with plenty of offensive excitement, but the Rebels have had some trouble stopping opponents.
In three games, the Rebels are 1-2, with both losses coming at the hands of teams that were in the top five that week.
On Saturday, Kiffin and the Rebels will travel to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks, with Ole Miss in great position to even its record at 2-2. Arkansas suffered a controversial 30-28 loss at the hands of Auburn last week.
Here’s why the Rebels will come out on top.
3. Ole Miss has one of the most explosive offenses in the nation
Led by quarterback Matt Corral, who is getting in done through the air and on the ground, Ole Miss’ up-tempo scheme has netted over 40 points per game. Corral has torched opposing defenses to the tune of 1,080 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and 141 rushing yards.
The Rebel offense ranks sixth in the nation averaging 7.2 yards per play.
The main method of attack for Lane Kiffin has been the passing game. Corral, who took over this season as the full-time starter for John Rhys Plumlee, has completed 76 percent of his passes so far.
Arkansas’ defense has struggled mightily against the pass, surrendering six air yards per pass, which is third-worst in the nation. Receivers Elijah Moore, he of the infamous Egg Bowl celebration from last season, and Kenny Yeboah have combined for 817 yards and five touchdowns. Both players have hauled in catches of over 65 yards this year.
Look for Corral to exploit the porous Razorbacks’ pass defense with his two downfield threats.