NCAAF Game Recap - Southeastern Louisiana at Mississippi
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Mississippi 40, Southeastern Louisiana 29

Sep 14, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Southeastern Louisiana (1-1)

3

14

12

0

29

Mississippi (2-1)

13

14

7

6

40

Ealy leads Ole Miss past Southeastern Louisiana 40-29
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:17 PM

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy had flashes of brilliance in preseason practice and in limited appearances in his first two games. The true freshman had that much-anticipated breakout performance Saturday in a 40-29 win over Southeastern Louisiana.

Ealy turned in 273 all-purpose yards, including a 94-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 30-yard scoring run, as the Rebels (2-1) beat back a challenge from the FCS Lions (1-1), who had two drives finish inside Ole Miss territory in the final period.

"Man, I'm so proud of Jerrion. Really proud," Ole Miss coach Matt Luke said. "He was the difference in the game with that kickoff return and run. That got us in front and we scrapped and clawed to get the win."

Matt Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and two touchdowns as well as directing a pair of time-consuming, fourth quarter field goal drives. Luke Logan connected on field goals of 22 and 32 yards that preserved the win.

"On that kickoff return, I saw it open to the left and all I could think was I better score," Ealy said. "It was open and I don't get caught (from behind). Well, it's never happened. On the touchdown run, it's always about the offensive line and the job they do."

Chason Virgil kept the Lions within striking distance with 309 passing yards and two touchdowns on 29-of-44 passing, but was intercepted three times.

"Ultimately, we turned the ball over four times and did not play well on special teams," Southeastern Louisiana coach Frank Scelfo said. "You can't do those things against good teams like Ole Miss and expect to win."

The Rebels never trailed but could not break away despite rolling up 459 yards of total offense, including a game-high 103 rushing yards by Scottie Phillips. Corral threw touchdown passes of 9 and 5 yards to Elijah Moore and Jason Pellerin, respectively.

Virgil threw touchdown passes of 45 and 5 yards to Juwan Petit-Frere and Bransen Schwebel, respectively, in the third quarter to pull the Lions within 34-29 and set up the heroics by the Ole Miss defense.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southeastern Louisiana: A loss to an SEC team did nothing to hurt the reputation of a solid FCS program from a strong conference, the Southland. The Lions rallied from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter and were more than competitive throughout. Devonte Williams finished with 206 all-purpose yards, but was limited in the final period.

"I'm really proud of how we didn't blink when we went down by 17 points," Scelfo said. "We gave ourselves a chance to win in the final quarter, which is all we can ask for."

Ole Miss: The consistency of Phillips was complemented by continued improvement of Corral and the big-play versatility of true freshman Ealy. Defensively, the Rebels struggled, but made enough big plays - three interceptions, a fumble recovery and two late stops on fourth down - to seal it.

"I was proud of those fourth-quarter drives," Luke said. "We put them in a two-score situation and that was enough to win."

KICK STAND

The battle of two of the nation's best punters ended in a draw. Ole Miss punter Mac Brown punted four times for a 46.0 average that included a 57-yard best effort. Freshman Austin Dunlap countered with a 47.0 average on four punts, including a 50-yard kick that eventually trapped the Ole Miss returner for an additional 15-yard loss.

UP NEXT

Southeastern Louisiana: The Lions visit Lamar in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

Ole Miss: The Rebels continue non-conference play by hosting undefeated California on Saturday.

Passing

SouLA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Kelley 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
C. Virgil 44 29 65.9 2 309 45 3 73.0
Miss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Corral 30 21 70.0 2 239 24 0 115.8

Rushing

SouLA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Williams 13 50 3.8 20 1
M. Cooper 5 27 5.4 14 1
Miss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Phillips 26 103 4.0 27 1
J. Ealy 9 95 10.6 52 1

Receiving

SouLA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Petit-Frere 3 74 24.7 45 1
A. Mitchell 6 67 11.2 15 0
Miss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Moore 7 88 12.6 24 1
D. Drummond 2 31 15.5 18 0

Fumbles

SouLA F FL
C. Virgil 1 0
C. Turner 1 0
Miss F FL
S. Phillips 1 1
M. Corral 2 1

Returning

SouLA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Petit-Frere 4 33.0 0 66 0 - 0 0
D. Williams 0 - 0 0 2 16.5 0 25
Miss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Ealy 6 28.7 1 94 0 - 0 0
E. Moore 0 - 0 0 2 -7.5 0 0

Punting

SouLA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Dunlap 4 188 47.0 50
Miss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Brown 4 184 46.0 57

Takeaways

Miss Int Yds InTD
J. Haynes 1 13 0
M. Hartsfield 1 1 0

Team Stats Comparison

SouLA Miss
Points For 29 40
Total Yards 375 459
Rushing Yards 66 220
Passing Yards 309 239
Passing Completions / Attempts 29/45 21/30
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 4/1 4/2
First Downs 20 24
Penalties - Yards 6/53 3/15
Time Of Possession 56:56 4:04
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 8/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/47 4/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SouLA Miss
Miss 3:59 TD Elijah Moore 9 yd pass from Matt Corral (missed kick) 0 6
SouLA 8:13 FG Bryce Broussard 30 yd FG 3 6
Miss 8:27 TD Jerrion Ealy 94 yd kick return (Luke Logan kick) 3 13
2nd Quarter SouLA Miss
SouLA 1:48 TD Marcus Cooper 14 yd run (Bryce Broussard kick) 10 13
Miss 2:32 TD Jerrion Ealy 30 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 10 20
SouLA 8:31 TD Devonte Williams 20 yd run (Bryce Broussard kick) 17 20
Miss 14:06 TD Jason Pellerin 5 yd pass from Matt Corral (Luke Logan kick) 17 27
3rd Quarter SouLA Miss
Miss 4:33 TD Scottie Phillips 27 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 17 34
SouLA 8:49 TD Juwan Petit-Frere 45 yd pass from Chason Virgil (missed kick) 23 34
SouLA 13:34 TD Bransen Schwebel 5 yd pass from Chason Virgil (failed 2pt pass) 29 34
4th Quarter SouLA Miss
Miss 4:22 FG Luke Logan 22 yd FG 29 37
Miss 14:21 FG Luke Logan 32 yd FG 29 40

Game Information

Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 45,238
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