NCAAF Game Recap - Vanderbilt at Mississippi
Sat Oct 5, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Vanderbilt (1-4)

0

6

0

0

6

Mississippi (3-3)

10

0

14

7

31

Ole Miss runs away from Vanderbilt in 2nd half, wins 31-6
Sun Oct 6, 2019 12:17 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) The temptation to look to the future is understandable for Mississippi coach Matt Luke. After all, the most productive skill position players are freshmen, and a rebuilt defensive unit is filled with first-year starters and newcomers filling key roles.

But he refuses to ignore the present day possibilities of his young team.

Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner each had big touchdown runs in the third quarter to help Mississippi pull away from Vanderbilt for a 31-6 win on Saturday night.

Ealy ran for a 78-yard touchdown and finished with 97 yards on the ground. Conner had 91 yards rushing that included an 84-yard TD run.

"It's great to see two freshmen break off touchdown runs like that," Luke said. "It's fun when you see a team grow and get better for the future, but our goal is to win right now. We want to build off this and be one week better next week."

Ole Miss (3-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) broke open a precarious 10-6 halftime lead with the scoring runs to open the initial two series of the second half.

Quarterback John Rhys Plumlee led Ole Miss with 165 yards rushing on 22 carries and scored on a 33-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Scottie Phillips added a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Rebels, who finished with 512 yards of total offense that included 413 yards rushing, the highest SEC output since 1979 when the Rebels ran for 443 yards against Vanderbilt.

"The competition is good for us. We push each other to be the best," Connor said. "Scottie is our number one. Jerrion is the fastest. But I thought my run was pretty good and it was the longest."

Ryley Guay kicked field goals of 22 and 43 yards for Vanderbilt (1-4, 0-3) in the second quarter, but the Commodores never seriously threatened in the second half.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn had 69 yards rushing for Vanderbilt, which was limited to 62 yards rushing and finished 2 of 17 on third down conversions.

"We had our chances on defense to get these guys off the field," Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. "Their ground game was really good. But this game comes down to making plays. We didn't make enough and they made their fair share."

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt: The Commodores have been good enough to earn two bowl bids in the past three seasons, but the loss makes it more difficult to reach the six-win postseason eligibility level. On the positive side, the Commodores have not missed a field goal attempt in seven tries, including six by Guay, this season. Harrison Smith was effective with four punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

Ole Miss: Taking a seat with the SEC elite is an unrealistic expectation, but earning two SEC home wins, remaining in the chase for postseason play, and the impressive play from freshmen at the offensive skill positions have been encouraging signs. After giving up 59 points in last week's loss at Alabama, the defense answered with a season-best performance, led by linebacker Lakia Henry with 15 tackles, 14 in the first half.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt hosts UNLV on Saturday.

Mississippi plays at Missouri on Saturday.

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Passing

Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Neal 30 18 60.0 0 140 43 0 71.5
D. Wallace 16 7 43.8 0 62 19 0 54.7
Miss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Plumlee 18 10 55.6 0 99 28 0 71.3

Rushing

Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Vaughn 18 69 3.8 17 0
R. Neal 4 6 1.5 16 0
Miss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Moore 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Plumlee 22 165 7.5 54 1

Receiving

Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Lipscomb 7 69 9.9 43 0
B. Bresnahan 2 38 19.0 19 0
Miss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Moore 4 40 10.0 13 0
J. Jackson 1 28 28.0 28 0

Fumbles

Returning

Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Shelton-Mosley 2 9.5 0 17 2 4.5 0 9
Miss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
E. Moore 0 - 0 0 2 3.0 0 5

Punting

Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 10 459 45.9 54
Miss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Brown 6 269 44.8 65

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Vand Miss
Points For 6 31
Total Yards 264 512
Rushing Yards 62 413
Passing Yards 202 99
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/46 10/18
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 17 15
Penalties - Yards 3/23 5/54
Time Of Possession 2:02 58:58
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/17 4/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 11/46 6/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vand Miss
Miss 2:28 FG Luke Logan 41 yd FG 0 3
Miss 5:45 TD John Rhys Plumlee 33 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 0 10
2nd Quarter Vand Miss
Vand 3:56 FG Ryley Guay 22 yd FG 3 10
Vand 15:00 FG Ryley Guay 43 yd FG 6 10
3rd Quarter Vand Miss
Miss 2:43 TD Jerrion Ealy 78 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 6 17
Miss 5:57 TD Snoop Conner 84 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 6 24
4th Quarter Vand Miss
Miss 10:31 TD Scottie Phillips 24 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 6 31

Game Information

Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 47,601
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