NCAAF Game Recap - Arkansas at Mississippi
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arkansas (1-1)

0

3

0

14

17

Mississippi (1-1)

7

3

7

14

31

Corral leads Ole Miss past Arkansas 31-17 in an SEC opener
Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:03 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Don't try to make the argument to Mississippi coach Matt Luke that Saturday night's 31-17 win over Arkansas wasn't a work or art.

"It wasn't perfect. But, it looked good to me. This win really gives us something to build on," Luke said, whose club won the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. "I told these men that we would fight through barriers and obstacles together and we played our hearts out together tonight."

The Rebels (1-1, 1-0) got a big performance from Matt Corral, who finished 16-of-24 passing for 246 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes to Elijah Moore. Scottie Phillips added scoring runs of 1 and 26 yards and finished with a game-high 143 yards rushing as the Rebels finished with 483 yards of offense.

"I thought Matt Corral was good. He looked much more comfortable this week," Luke said. "It was great to see Elijah make plays, too. This is an important win for us. We played with a lot of passion."

Arkansas (1-1, 0-1) stayed within striking distance at 17-10 in the third quarter on a 69-yard fumble return for a touchdown from Kamren Curl. Quarterback Nick Starkel, who replaced Ben Hicks in the second half, had a 6-yard touchdown pass to Koilan Jackson in the final two minutes.

"It's hard to win in the SEC on the road. It's really hard when you make as many mistakes as we did tonight," Arkansas coach Chad Morris said. "It's frustrating to walk back in that locker room. Now, it's about a response."

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: It was a disappointing continuation of SEC woes. The Razorbacks have lost 12 consecutive conference games and are 1-17 since November, 2016, the final season under former head coach Bret Bielema. The defense, highlighted by Curl's brilliant individual play, wore out in the final quarter. The offense took a huge step backward and had only one trip to the red zone while the issue was in doubt, capped by a 36-yard field goal by Connor Limpert.

"We can't let this go on to next week," Starkel said. "We have to live by the 24-hour rule and let it go. I think we will do that."

Ole Miss: After closing last season with five consecutive SEC losses, winning the league opener was crucial. A roster filled with newcomers and underclassmen, along with two new coordinators - Rich Rodriguez on offense and Mike MacIntyre on defense - appears to be meshing as head coach Matt Luke predicted. The new-look units may not be ready to challenge the SEC heavyweights yet, but the encouraging conference win indicates the Rebels are trending up in a drive for bowl eligibility.

"We've got to get better," Corral said. "Week by week, we've got to get on this stuff and get better. But, this is a good win, a team win."

KEY PLAY

Trailing 10-3 midway through the third quarter, Starkel had a 38-yard touchdown pass to Trey Knox wiped out by an ineligible player downfield penalty. The Razorbacks turned the ball over on downs two plays later. Ole Miss answered with a 71-yard touchdown drive to build what proved to be an insurmountable 17-3 lead.

UP NEXT

Arkansas: The Razorbacks play the next three games at home, beginning with Colorado State on Saturday.

Ole Miss: The Rebels host Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday in the second game of a three-game home stand.

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Passing

Ark Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Starkel 24 17 70.8 1 201 45 0 109.9
B. Hicks 16 7 43.8 0 98 49 0 64.1
Miss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Corral 24 16 66.7 2 246 46 0 128.1

Rushing

Ark Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Boyd 17 67 3.9 10 0
D. Warren 1 12 12.0 12 0
Miss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Phillips 26 143 5.5 26 2
M. Corral 10 46 4.6 23 0

Receiving

Ark Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Knox 6 88 14.7 49 0
M. Woods 6 84 14.0 45 0
Miss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Moore 7 130 18.6 46 2
D. Drummond 2 38 19.0 26 0

Fumbles

Miss F FL
M. Corral 1 1

Returning

Ark KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Warren 3 24.0 0 37 0 - 0 0
T. Burks 0 - 0 0 2 14.0 0 15
Miss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Ealy 1 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

Ark Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. Loy 6 214 35.7 51
Miss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Brown 4 198 49.5 52

Takeaways

Ark Int Yds InTD
K. Curl 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ark Miss
Points For 17 31
Total Yards 361 483
Rushing Yards 61 237
Passing Yards 300 246
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/41 16/24
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/2
First Downs 18 23
Penalties - Yards 7/55 5/60
Time Of Possession 32:32 28:28
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/15 8/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/36 4/50

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ark Miss
Miss 6:19 TD Elijah Moore 2 yd pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Ark Miss
Ark 6:41 FG Connor Limpert 36 yd FG 3 7
Miss 12:36 FG Luke Logan 33 yd FG 3 10
3rd Quarter Ark Miss
Miss 12:26 TD Scottie Phillips 1 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 3 17
4th Quarter Ark Miss
Ark 1:29 TD Kamren Curl 69 yd fumble return (Connor Limpert kick) 10 17
Miss 3:51 TD Elijah Moore 46 yd pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick) 10 24
Miss 8:57 TD Scottie Phillips 26 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 10 31
Ark 13:39 TD Koilan Jackson 6 yd pass from Nick Starkel (Connor Limpert kick) 17 31

Game Information

Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 47,915
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