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Arkansas shuts down Ole Miss in Fayetteville

The Razorbacks picked up a second straight win against a Mississippi team.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Arkansas Razorbacks pulled to 2-2 on the year Saturday with a 33-21 home victory over the Ole Miss Rebels.

Defense was the name of the game for the Hogs, as they took home two pick sixes in the victory. One by Jalen Catalon in the second quarter, and another from Grant Morgan in the fourth. These two interceptions were part of six on the day for the Razorbacks defense. Sam Pittman and defensive coordinator Barry Odom have done an excellent job with the unit, especially considering Ole Miss’ offense was among the nation’s best coming into the game.

Matt Corral finished the day 20-38 with two touchdowns and the aforementioned six interceptions, joining former Mississippi State quarterback Michael Henig (2007) as the only two SEC players to have the dubious honor of throwing for six or more interceptions in a game since 2000.

Feleipe Franks went 21-34 for 244 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the winning effort for Arkansas. Treylon Burks accounted for 11 of the 21 receptions and 137 of the 244 yards.

The Razorbacks have a week off before heading down to College Station to face Texas A&M, while Ole Miss will be back in action next weekend at home against the struggling Auburn Tigers.