Ole Miss Football: 3 takeaways from Outback Bowl victory over Indiana

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Ole Miss was able to pull off a major upset over #11 Indiana by a score of 20-6 at the 2021 Outback Bowl.

The 2020-21 Bowl season is one that will be remembered for a while. There have been some solid games, some blowouts. But what is so interesting about this year is the fact that many teams with losing records are getting the opportunity to play in a bowl game.

In any other season, Ole Miss football would not have been eligible for a bowl appearance with a 4-5 record. In any other season, the No. 11 ranked Indiana would surely have a chance to play in a New Years Six Bowl.

But with the insanity of 2020, changes had to be made to fulfill contracts and play the most amount of games. This set up Lane Kiffin and his team with a chance to finish the season with a .500 record against an Indiana team which has had a fantastic season.

The Rebels did not take this chance for granted, as their up tempo offense got off to a 3-0 start in the first two minutes of this game. The Hoosiers responded with a field goal of their own shortly after, but struggled to push the ball down field and finish drives for the first three quarters.

Ole Miss was able to expand their lead and play good defense en route to a 20-6 lead heading into the 4th quarter. However, if you have been following this Indiana team, you would know they weren’t going down without a fight.

Indiana was able to even it up at 20 with two fourth quarter touchdowns from Stevie Scott. But, Matt Corral was able to lead the go ahead drive that put Ole Miss in position to close out this game and finish the season at 5-5.

What did we learn at the Outback Bowl?

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