NCAA Football

#8 Ole Miss Rebels (10-3)


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vs. Vandy
W 31-17
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W 31-21
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vs. Baylor
L 7-21
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No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin's explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense.

Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 Saturday night as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral watched from the sideline on crutches.

Abram Smith rushed for 172 yards to finish with a single-season record 1,601 for Big 12 champion Baylor (12-2), which won 12 games in a season for the first time. The defense did the rest, finishing with 10 sacks - two by game MVP Terrel Bernard - and three interceptions.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: M. Corral3349
Passing TDs: M. Corral20
Rushing Yards: J. Ealy768
Rushing TDs: S. Conner13
Receiving Yards: D. Drummond1028
Receiving TDs: D. Drummond8
Interceptions: A. Finley3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/6 vs. Louisville W 43 - 24
9/11 vs. Austin Peay W 54 - 17
9/18 vs. Tulane W 61 - 21
10/2 at 1 Alabama L 21 - 42
10/9 vs. 13 Arkansas W 52 - 51
10/16 at Tennessee W 31 - 26
10/23 vs. LSU W 31 - 17
10/30 at 18 Auburn L 20 - 31
11/6 vs. Liberty W 27 - 14
11/13 vs. 11 Texas A&M W 29 - 19
11/20 vs. Vanderbilt W 31 - 17
11/25 at Mississippi State W 31 - 21
1/1 vs. 7 Baylor L 7 - 21
Southeastern
East
  Conference Overall
3 Georgia 8-0 14-1
22 Kentucky 5-3 10-3
Tennessee 4-4 7-6
Missouri 3-5 6-7
South Carolina 3-5 7-6
Florida 2-6 6-7
Vanderbilt 0-8 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
1 Alabama 7-1 13-2
8 Mississippi 6-2 10-3
21 Arkansas 4-4 9-4
Mississippi State 4-4 7-6
25 Texas A&M 4-4 8-4
Auburn 3-5 6-7
LSU 3-5 6-7
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6412 (9)
Passing Yards: 3573 (24)
Rushing Yards: 2839 (13)
Points per game: 33.7 (26)
Yards per game: 493.2 (6)
Touchdowns: 54 (30)
Field Goals: 15 (61)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5465 (113)
Passing Yards: 2990 (81)
Rushing Yards: 2475 (119)
Points per game: 24.7 (54)
Yards per game: 420.4 (102)
Touchdowns: 39 (70)
Field Goals: 13 (52)