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Ole Miss pulls away from Kent State after delay

The delay seemed like it lasted longer than the game

NCAA Football: Kent State at Mississippi Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

The Ole Miss Rebels were able to shake off the beating they took against the Alabama Crimson Tide this week, and in a convincing way as well.

Jordan Ta’amu was an offensive machine, throwing for over 400 yards and three total touchdowns in the Rebels’ 38-17 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes.

Ole Miss stumbled out of the gates, and it seemed like the Rebels were on a similar track as they were against the Crimson Tide. The Golden Flashes looked poised to leave Oxford with a win after entering the half tied at seven.

A 53-minute delay seemed to be just what Ole Miss needed, as the second half, it looked like the team offensively that we had seen in the opening weeks. Another delay came in the fourth quarter, this one lasting nearly two hours. But that didn’t slow the Rebels.

Ta’amu, along with the rushing attack from Scottie Phillips capped off the day for Ole Miss, which outscored Kent State 14-0 in the final frame to finish off with a win. It was an historic day for the Rebel QB, as he set a program record for most 400-yard passing games.

Now at 3-1 on the year, the Rebels have yet another test in the extremely difficult SEC West against the No. 6 LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge.