In a game highlighted, or lowlighted by fans throwing projectiles like water bottles and mustard containers, the Ole Miss Rebels beat the Tennessee Volunteers. The 31-26 victory didn’t produce as many points as Vegas thought they would, but it remained an entertaining affair.
With 54 seconds left in the game, Tennessee tight end Jacob Waren caught a pass and was ruled down by the officials a few inches shy of the first down marker. The video review led to the spot being upheld, which drew protest from the fans. They threw trash, which of course included those water bottles and mustard bottles we talked about.
As for the game itself, the Rebels jumped out to a lead as large as 24-9 at one point. Tennessee did eventually close in, but that final minute tipped the scales in the Rebels’ favor.
Stud quarterback Matt Corral threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Hendon Hooker threw for 233 yards and one touchdown to Cedric Tillman. Corral’s TDs went to Dannis Jackson and Dontario Drummond.
The Rebels and Volunteers each ran for over 200 yards against each other. The Rebels averaged 4.5 YPC to Tennessee’s 4.4.