Game Day Blog: Hopes Fading Quickly After Ole Miss Scores Again
2:00, 4th Quarter – Arkansas has the ball for likely the last time tonight, trying to salvage one more score. Ole Miss 31, Arkansas 10
6:03, 4th Quarter – Ole Miss all but seals the deal ending a five-play drive with Scottie Phillips rushing 26 yards for the touchdown. Hopes of Chad Morris winning his first SEC game are quickly fading. Ole Miss, 31, Arkansas 10
11:09, 4th Quarter – Ole Miss continues to hammer down on Arkansas when Corral throws a 46-yard strike to Elijah Moore. Time is winding down for Arkansas to clean things up in Oxford. Ole Miss 24, Arkansas 10
13:31, 4th Quarter – In a play nobody anticipated, Kam Curl recovers an Ole Miss fumble and takes it 69 yards to get the Hogs first touchdown of the night. Arkansas makes it a one-score game. Ole Miss 17, Arkansas 10
0:49, 3rd Quarter – Any hope Arkansas had of scoring in the third quarter is gone. The ball is fumbled and recovered by Luke Knox to turn things over. Ole Miss picks things up on their own 42-yard line.
2:34, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas stopped Ole Miss on 3rd down, but Zach Williams was called for facemask trying to get away. Scottie Phillips was able to capitalize on the penalty to rush for one yard to get Ole Miss to the endzone for the second time today. Ole Miss leads 17-3.
5:39, 3rd Quarter – Facing 3rd and 15, Starkel finds CJ O’Grady across the middle for a first down. Big momentum boost for Arkansas as they are inside the Ole Miss 30. UPDATE: After a review, O’Grady was ruled down short of the first down and then Rakeem Boyd was stopped short on a fourth down attempt. Ole Miss Takes over at their own 29.
5:50, 3rd Quarter – Starkel to Knox for 39 yards and a score was wiped out due to an ineligible receiver down field. Big blow for the Hogs offense.
9:00, 3rd Quarter – Starkel is 3-of-3 passsing and the Hogs are out near midfield with a look that they didn’t have in the first half. A little spark of hope.
9:31, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas’s defense needed a stop and Ole Miss gave them a gift. On a fourth-and-1, Corrall kept on an option but was losing control of the football before contact. Joe Foucha pounced on the loose ball to get the ball back for the Hogs.
12:10, 3rd Quarter – Starkel completed his first two attempts but could not pick up a first down. Ole Miss takes over at their own 44 after a punt.
14:16, 3rd Quarter – Nick Starkel begins the second half as the Arkansas quarterback but not exactly a smooth start. An illegal formation and then a timeout to prevent a delay of game.
Half time stats
0:00, 2nd Quarter – Ole Miss was content with running out the clock out to close the half and takes a 10-3 lead into the break.
0:50, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas couldn’t take advantage of the big play as Hicks missed a would be touchdown pass to a wide open Whaley and then Limpert missed a field goal attempt for the first time this season.
1:42, 2nd Quarter – Not sure how a Hicks pass wasn’t intercepted but it ended up in the hands of Trey Knox and went for 49 yards to the Ole Miss 30.
2:24, 2nd Quarter – Logan’s 33-yard field goal splits the uprights as Ole Miss adds to their lead. Hogs trail 10-3.
2:28, 2nd Quarter – Ole Miss moved inside the Arkansas 10 but a holding call put them well behind the chains and now they’ll try a 33-yard field goal attempt after Arkansas used a timeout to save some time before the half.
5:37, 2nd Quarter – A rush of no gain and two incomplete passes result in a short possession for Arkansas. Ole Miss takes over with great field position after the punt. Rebels ball at the Hogs 47.
6:35, 2nd Quarter – Ole Miss again moved the ball out near midfield but self-inflicted wounds killed their drive. A lateral pass resulted in a fumble and a loss of seven yards. Ole Miss did flip the field position as a 49-yard punt was down at the Arkansas 9.
8:18, 2nd Quarter – CJ O’Grady fell down on the third down attempt to end the scoring threat. Connor Limpert gets Arkansas on the scoreboard as he bounces a 36-yard field goal off the right up right and barely over the crossbar. Ole Miss 7, Arkansas 3
8:30, 2nd Quarter – A Hicks scramble and throw finds a wide open Mike Woods that goes for 30 yards as Arkansas is in the red zone for the first time tonight. Hogs face a 3rd-and-8 as Rebels take a timeout.
11:20, 2nd Quarter – A lateral to Devion Warren goes for 12 yards and Arkansas quickly moves into Ole Miss territory.
11:32, 2nd Quarter – Gabe Richardson’s sack end an Ole Miss drive and Treylon Burks shows off a little speed on a punt return in which reversed field and picked up 20 yards. Ole Miss was hit with a personal foul and Arkansas starts their drive near midfield at the 45.
14:10, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas got behind the chances just after crossing the midfield stripe and that ends the drive. Loy’s put is better this time as Ole Miss makes the fair catch at their own 15.
0:00, 1st Quarter – A potential big play, if not a touchdown, was denied as Ben Hicks’ pass was low to a wide open Devwah Whaley coming out of the backfield. The completion did pick up a first down but should have been much, much more. After one quarter, Arkansas trails Ole Miss 7-0.
2:08, 1st Quarter – Ole Miss looked to be inside the five yard line after another big pass play but an offensive pass interference call wiped the play out and then Arkansas got a fourth down stop to get off the field. Rebels didn’t score but they’ve found a weakness as Ole Miss has receivers running wide open.
4:36, 1st Quarter – A shovel pass has the Rebels back at midfield as the Arkansas defense lost contain and allowed a 26 yard gain.
4:46, 1st Quarter – Facing a third down and short, Hicks’ pass look to be on the mark to Mike Woods but the ball went right through the receivers hands for an incompletion. Sam Loy followed with a short punt and Ole Miss takes over at it’s own 24.
6:08, 1st Quarter – Arkansas has broken out the wildcat formation twice as Rakeem Boyd took the direct snap. Hogs do have a pair of first downs on this drive as Boyd is getting a heavy work load.
8:41, 1st Quarter – Ole Miss gets on the scoreboard first as they put together a 13-play, 85-yard march that resulted in a three yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal. Rebels had success by speeding up the pace, an issue that has haunted Arkansas the past few seasons. Ole Miss 7, Arkansas 0
11:57, 1st Quarter – A pair of quick hitters have Ole Miss inside the Arkansas territory. The Rebels have been able to find holes in the Hogs’ zone defense and are now knocking on the door to the red zone.
13:15, 1st Quarter – Arkansas goes three-and-out on their opening drive that included a pair of incomplete passes by Ben Hicks. A third down attempt was thwarted by a well timed hit that knocked the ball loose from Trey Knox. Rebels take over at their own 15 after a punt.
15:00, 1st Quarter – Ole Miss began the night on offense but quickly went three-and-out thanks to a dropped pass that would have resulted in a third down conversion. Arkansas takes over at their own 31 after a 13-yard punt return by Treylon Burks.
OXFORD, Miss. (KFSM) – Arkansas has made their way to Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium at Ole Miss for the SEC opener and this game could not mean more to a program.
The Razorbacks have not won a conference game since their contest in Oxford in 2017, a span of 11 contests.
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