FOOTBALL: 20 minutes to kick

Got a nice stiff breeze going in the stadium today. I wouldn’t mind being outside, but if I was I’d want to leave when the game was over, so I guess I’ll stay up here in the box.

My son Kyle and Gregg Ellis’ son Zack are down there around the 20 on the east side.

The Grove was interesting tdoay. Still a sense of excitement and enthusiasm, but far fewer folks than there have been recently. At 11:30 there was still tent space to be had. Still it was a much different scene than the buyout game last November against Northwestern State.

The teams have been out on the field warming up. The Rebels just went back inside. Maybe in about three hours they’ll be bowl eligible.

I’m going to put the quarter by quarter updates in one thread today, so follow along in the comments section.

— PA

70 Responses to “FOOTBALL: 20 minutes to kick”

  1. djrebel Says:

    Sky kick hits the turf before Wallace gets its. Rebels start at the 27.

    Andy Hartmann starts for Jason Cook at fullback.

    Rebels rush five straight times, four by Eason to reach the 43. Snead’s first pass goes to tight end Harris for 9 yards on third-and-4.

    On first down from the 17 Eason goes off the left side for the touchdown.

    9 plays, 72 yards, 3:53 off the clock. Eason rushes for 48 yards on the drive.

    Ole Miss 7, ULM 0, 11:07 left in the first

  2. djrebel Says:

    Eason doesn’t carry and the Rebels go 3 and out. McCluster gets 2 yards with a quick toss left, and Snead is incomplete twice. The first pass was a little off the mark, the second one a lot. Park punts the Warhawks back to their 6.

    8:21 left in the first.

  3. djrebel Says:

    Warhawks eek out a first down, then get 15 yards on a facemask by Kendrick Lewis. They’re at the 47 now.

  4. Farley662 Says:

    Horrible crowd for such an important game. And I’m freezing my butt odd

  5. Farley662 Says:

    Gorrible crowd for such an important game. And I’m freezing my butt off

  6. djrebel Says:

    On fourth-and-8 from the Ole Miss 46, a fake punt pass is broken up by Dustin Mouzon, who started in place of Marshay Green. Mouzon may have hurt his shoulder on the play.

  7. djrebel Says:

    Farley, thanks for checking in. Make it stop raining so my boys don’t get sick over on the east side.

  8. djrebel Says:

    First quarter ends with Ole Miss at the ULM 22. Rebels reached the 39 but a false start against Sowell and a block in the back against Summers had them backed up to their end of the field again.

    Then McCluster broke free on a counter play for 30 yards. He juked safety Darius Parlow pretty bad.

    Ole Miss 7, ULM 0

  9. djrebel Says:

    Snead just dropped a short pass to Harris, who had lots of green space ahead. There was a deep decoy, and the field was wide open for Harris to run into the end zone virtually untouched.

    Kick is good.

    Ole Miss 14, ULM 0, 14:53 left in the half

  10. va reb Says:

    PA, sounds like we are playing pretty well. Under a tornado watch in Virginia!

  11. djrebel Says:

    Greg Hardy makes his first appearance on third-and-5 from the 19. Pass is batted down by Scott. ULM to punt.

    Rebels take over at the ULM 37 after an interference call on the punt adds 15 yards.

    Four plays later Snead passes 23 yards to Wallace in the left corner of the end zone. Nice pass, nice catch. Kick is good. Not looking like that old mouse trap game so far.

    Ole Miss 21, ULM 0, 12:02 left.

  12. djrebel Says:

    Larry, don’t send those tornados down here. We don’t get them till the spring. Rebels are off to a fast start today.

  13. djrebel Says:

    On third-and-4 from the ULM 25, McCluster runs right, sees bad things, reverses field and runs down the left side for the touchdown.

    Rebels had great field position after a 17-yard punt return by Green put them at the ULM 31.

    Ole Miss 28, ULM 0, 9:22 left in the half.

  14. flareb Says:

    Listening on radio. Just checked weather in Oxford. Doesn’t sound good. O’l man winter might have showed up. Hardy, for all his problems is a difference maker and we need him the next two weeks. Stay warm.

  15. djrebel Says:

    I don’t think ULM has returned a kick past the 15 today. They start from the 14 here.

    Hardy had a sack on the Warhawks’ last possession.

    Folks it wasn’t like this for the Indians when I was in school.

    Warhawks punt Rebels back to the 6. On second-and-7 from the 9, Snead hits Wallace on a little out pattern. Wallace gets some running room, zigs and zags a lot, and finally gets caught at the 3. Play gains 88 yards.

    On third-and-goal from 1 Snead sneaks into the end zone.

    Ole Miss 35, ULM 0, 3:22 left in the half

  16. mccombreb Says:

    PA, how do you call it: are the Rebels playing lights out or is your alma mater outmanned – or a bit of both?

    It’s a beautiful day in southwest Mississippi.

  17. djrebel Says:

    I don’t want to beat a dead horse here, so I’m not going to call any names.

    I’ll just say this is further testament to how far this program has come this season. The Rebels weren’t able to blow these teams out the last few seasons. Even last year when they put up 38 points against Northwestern State they had to hang on to win.

    This may change when focus changes in the second half, but what I’m seeing now — in a big game that needed a strong statement — is sheer dominance.

  18. djrebel Says:

    Flareb, it is a bit chilly, but the crowd is entertained at 35-0. I’m sure your weather is better.

  19. Ely75 Says:

    He hasn’t had that many attempts today, but how does Snead look compared to Auburn game? He missed some open targets early in that game.

  20. djrebel Says:

    Shene from 39 yards. Rebels up 38-0 at the half.

  21. Barry Spencer Says:

    When was the last time OM had this much of a lead going in to halftime?

  22. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I think it’s safe to say now……Rebels are going bowling!!!!!!!!

  23. djrebel Says:

    Barry, don’t know. We were just discussing that. In 2003 they beat ULM 59-14 and Arkansas State 55-0. May have had a similar half then.

  24. djrebel Says:

    Warhawks go 3-and-out on their first possession. You can see the athleticism of ULM quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster. But the other thing you see is very little help from his OL against the Rebels’ DL and speed equal to Lancaster’s by the Rebels in general in getting to the ball.

  25. djrebel Says:

    I missed it, but Jermey Parnell has been in the game and has a tackle. Second action of the season for the former basketball player, first action since Wake Forest.

  26. PatrickH Says:

    Halftime scores from 2006:
    Ole Miss 20 – Arky St. 0
    Ole Miss 24 – ULM 7

    We’ll have to get out some old record books to find a halftime score that matches today’s.

  27. djrebel Says:

    Snead just threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Davis, the same play that pretty much clinched the Auburn win. It’s 45-0 right now, and it looks like a lot of defensive reserves are getting jumpy down there and ready to enter the game.

  28. djrebel Says:

    This is far and away the worst loss dealt ULM by one of the three SEC teams on its schedule this year. Auburn won 34-0 on opening day, and Arkansas won 28-27 — after a late rally — the following week.

  29. m4rebs Says:

    31 points in a half is legit, 31 in one quarter, c’mon guys, Ed needed to go along time ago. You guys can throw me under the bus all day long, but like PA says, this program is light years ahead of 11 months ago.

    PA, rough attendance guess?

  30. david Says:

    wow, i know its not over and i wanna see who is going to come in at qb, you fiqure snead wont play the whole game at this rate, i’ll wait till the clock reads 0:00 before i say bring on LSU

  31. m4rebs Says:

    We’ll be bringing it to them David!!! I think that will be an excellent matchup next weekend, this game aside. If Snead doesn’t lose composure and throw balls all over the place, we can beat anybody in the country, and I don’t think we could have said that since 2003.

  32. david Says:

    i agree, bowl bound, about my only chance to see the rebs this year with a new baby and heres to the rebs, stuck up here in big 12 county

  33. m4rebs Says:

    Congrats on the addition David. We’ve got a young-un turning 2 this week (why am not in Oxford) and a 6 month old, so I know the feeling. Hotty Toddy!

  34. david Says:

    oh she gets excited at hotty toddy and shes 6 months, grandpa is there for us, gotta love it, shes a rebel though and through. Just glad we have a coach, all i gotta say is the nutt presser will be good. Gotta love that expression dj

  35. david Says:

    touchdown rebels, when was the last time we saw 55 points in 3 qrs, much less a game…snead has got the mojo going today

  36. djrebel Says:

    Snead just scored on a 9-yard run. Kick is good, and it’s 52-0. Music City guys have seen enough. They’re heading back to Nashville I reckon. Attendance has just been announced at 43,665.

  37. david Says:

    haha, they proabbly heard the fat lady too dj, who is going to come in for snead, tapp or stanley? or is stanley redshirted?

  38. m4rebs Says:

    Not bad for a Sun Belt opponent with it 43 F and “sleeting” as David Kellum referenced earlier. I didn’t know it could sleet with 40 degrees. Where’s the meterologist of the bunch?

  39. m4rebs Says:

    Who is Stanley?

  40. david Says:

    nathan stanley? isnt that the qb from okla? Wow the more i watch the gators the more i cheer for them becuase it makes the ole miss win look so sweet

  41. m4rebs Says:

    Oh, ok. I thought he may be red-shirted already.

    Gators D is winning their games. If you run it up the gut 3 plays, you may not lose to ’em.

  42. djrebel Says:

    McComb and Ely, I just got you guys approved. Sorry.

    Ely, Snead has looked OK, not great. He’s had a couple of bad throws but has been on target with most of the others. There were one or two where the receiver could have helped him more. It’s been an average day for Snead’s accuracy, but another day — at least to this point — without a pick.

    McComb, I think today was a case of Ole Miss playing very focused in the first quarter and setting a tone for the game. From there it just turned into a situation where both teams knew where it was headed, and now we’re on cruise control. ULM has gotten nothing done on offense, and most of the game has been played on the Warhawks’ side of the 50.

    Matt, Stanley is the true freshman quarterback who is being redshirted and will not play today. I expect to see Billy Tapp on the next possession.

    Right now there is 4:43 left in the third quarter, and Ole Miss leads 52-0.

  43. david Says:

    the beast is back, go hardy

  44. djrebel Says:

    Hardy just intercepted a pass that hit the ULM running back. Hardy wasn’t expecting it, and it almost knocked him down. Surprised he didn’t score once he got started. Billy Tapp is in, and the Rebels are at the 8 with second-and-goal.

  45. PatrickH Says:

    1st and 10 at ULM 25 Ul Monroe penalty 5 yard delay of game accepted.
    1st and 15 at ULM 20 Ul Monroe penalty 5 yard delay of game accepted.
    1st and 20 at ULM 15 Ul Monroe penalty 5 yard false start accepted.
    1st and 25 at ULM 10

    The fat lady is singing so loud that the ULM players can’t hear their signals.

  46. Barry Spencer Says:

    I too am in Big 12 country, Wichita Falls, TX to be exact. Where are you?

  47. djrebel Says:

    A few numbers and these will be final since these guys won’t get back in the game.

    Eason 14 for 106 1 TD.
    McCluster 7 for 78 1 TD
    Bolden 8 for 39.

    Wallace 2 catches 111 yards, 1 TD
    Gerald Harris 1 catch, 22 yards, 1 TD
    Derrick Davis 1 catch, 3 yards, 1 TD
    Andrew Harris 2 for 34.

    Snead 6-for-12, 170, 3 TD. Some good throws, some bad, but no picks.

  48. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Stanley is the freshman QB from Oklahoma. He could probably start this year for a lot of teams. They’re going to redshirt him. No need wasting a whole year on this one game. Tapp will probably qb the rest of the way.

  49. m4rebs Says:

    We’re going to lose the Shutout. Johnny Brown making tackles, so that means we are at 2 deep at safety. Are we at 2 deep all the way across the D or deeper?

  50. david Says:

    kc, mo… yeah bye ye shut out

  51. m4rebs Says:

    Still alive, got a pick!!!!

  52. david Says:

    see as the world turns vaughn picks one off, preserve the shut out

  53. m4rebs Says:

    Why is CV still playing????

  54. m4rebs Says:

    PA, you still up in the box? Your silence will mean you are deep within the IPF….

  55. david Says:

    practice, they will need it since lee will be throwing there way next week, gotta get those soft hands becuase that boy can sure throw the best looking int’s i have ever seen

  56. Barry Spencer Says:

    59-0. What a game, Congrats to the whole team and staff. I just hope it doesn’t go to their heads with LSU on tap next week.

  57. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    Looks like Ole Miss put on quite a show today at Hemingway staduim. Sorry, PA, about your alma mater. The Rebs face another Louisiana team next week that probably wont be a push-over, but think OM will take that one, as well.

  58. va reb Says:

    Great job by the Rebs. Look forward to next week!

  59. mobilereb Says:

    Hotty Toddy!

  60. EglinReb Says:

    for the record, the last time we lead like this at halftime was in 1980 against Memphis State, 40-0.

    I was in school then and it was during the Fourcade/Sloan era

  61. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    EglinReb, by chance, you don’t happen live in Fort Walton Beach, do you?

  62. Jaxrebsteve Says:

    So glad I was wrong about this being a close game. I’m so glad we were able to dominate an inferior team and not let them have a chance. That is huge for the future of this team for the next few years. They are learning to be winners.

    Hotty Toddy. See you in Nashville for the Music City Bowl!

  63. farley662 Says:

    No way there was 43000 people there. Not even close!

  64. doubletripper Says:

    jaxrebsteve would rather see you in HOTLANTA for the chick-filet bowl. much warmer. GO REBS beat the hell out of lsucks.

  65. RebelGiant Says:

    Wow, Troy is hammering LSU right now.

    So what effect does this have on our game against the corn dogs next week? What will their attitude be?

  66. L2 Says:

    Been a LONG time since I looked up @ the scoreboard in the Vaught & saw 59-0. Don’t care who it was against – just nice to see again! Proud for the team & the fans to get to go bowling once again. Dallas, HOTlanta, Nashville – who cares…just ready to go.
    Lovin the beat down going on in bayou country – be fine with me if they’ve quit on Les Nesman! Go Rebs!!

  67. RebelGiant Says:

    well the corndogs have scored 37 2nd half points. looks like we get to whup them next week.

  68. m4rebs Says:

    Cotton & ChickfilA folks couldn’t have possibly been impressed with LSU, regardless if they won. We need to take care of that next week in Baton Rouge ourselves. With a win on the road against a top 20 team, an addition only LSU could stack against us with a win at then #9 ranked Auburn, I think gets us to another layer of bowling. 8 wins gets you there anyway. Win and we get a nice prize at the end of this season, even with the disappointment of Vandy and USC earlier on.

  69. EglinReb Says:

    Jimmy Barbee, I do live in Fort Walton Beach area, ’bout halfway ‘tween there and Navarre.

  70. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    EglinReb, I think I met you a few Sunday mornings back in the Parking Lot at Crestview Wal-Mart. Just after the Rebs beat the Gators on Saturday..

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