Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace had one of the best days of his life on a football field against Arkansas, as the Rebels signal-caller threw for career-high 407 yards in the 34-24 win to become bowl eligible.
Wallace was able to do whatever he wanted against the Razorbacks’ secondary that has been awful this season. Only seven FBS teams have given up more passing yards per game than the Hogs, who entered Saturday’s game with the No. 117 passing defense.
When you face opponents with a glaring weakness like that, you have to take advantage of the mismatch, and Wallace did just that as he completed 26-of-33 attempts with three touchdowns to three different receivers. Donte Moncrief, Ja-Mes Logan and Laquon Treadwell combined for 298 yards on 20 receptions.
The Rebels did not gain bowl eligibility until their season finale last year against Mississippi State, but needed only nine to get to that magic number. The Rebels have now won three in a row for the second time this season after the middle of the season saw them drop three in a row to opponents who have combined for three losses.
We expected the Rebels to take a big step forward this season in year two under Hugh Freeze, and with the way the Rebels are playing, they may not lose again this season.
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