Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MISS 433
    • 503 ALA
  • Turnovers

    • MISS 0
    • 5 ALA
  • Possession

    MISS ALA
    35:26 24:34
  • 1st Downs

    • MISS 16
    • 29 ALA

Game Information

Bryant-Denny Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • Line: ALA -8.5
Attendance: 101,821
9/20/2015 Associated Press

No. 15 Ole Miss fights off No. 2 Bama's rally

Chad Kelly completed a deflected 66-yard touchdown pass and added two more long ones in the fourth quarter to help No. 15 Mississippi beat No. 2 Alabama 43-37 on Saturday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Ole Miss314131343
Alabama01072037
first QuarterMISSALA
FG
14:22
Gary Wunderlich 32 Yd Field Goal
4 plays, 2 yards, 0:38
30
play
G. Wunderlich 32 yd FG GOOD (0:15)

Gary Wunderlich 32 yd FG GOOD (0:15)

second QuarterMISSALA
FG
11:52
Adam Griffith 20 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 69 yards, 5:18
33
play
A. Griffith 20 yd FG GOOD (0:12)

Adam Griffith 20 yd FG GOOD (0:12)

TD
7:30
Jordan Wilkins 1 Yd Run (Gary Wunderlich Kick)
6 plays, 26 yards, 2:28
103
play
J. Wilkins run for 1 yd for a TD, (G. Wunderlich KICK) (0:34)

Jordan Wilkins run for 1 yd for a TD (Gary Wunderlich KICK) (0:34)

TD
6:43
Chad Kelly 4 Yd Run (Gary Wunderlich Kick)
3 plays, 18 yards, 0:47
173
play
C. Kelly run for 4 yds for a TD (0:27)

Chad Kelly run for 4 yds for a TD (0:27)

TD
1:03
Richard Mullaney 9 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
16 plays, 75 yards, 5:40
1710
play
J. Coker pass,to R. Mullaney for 9 yds for a TD, (A. Griffith KICK) (1:41)

Jake Coker pass complete to Richard Mullaney for 9 yds for a TD (Adam Griffith KICK) (1:41)

third QuarterMISSALA
TD
12:53
Quincy Adeboyejo 66 Yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich Kick)
5 plays, 87 yards, 2:07
2410
play
Ole Miss' unreal 66-yard TD (1:30)

Chad Kelly connects with Quincy Adeboyejo for a 66-yard touchdown and Ole Miss goes up 24-10. (1:30)

FG
7:54
Gary Wunderlich 34 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 49 yards, 2:06
2710
play
G. Wunderlich 34 yd FG GOOD (0:16)

Gary Wunderlich 34 yd FG GOOD (0:16)

FG
3:57
Gary Wunderlich 45 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 51 yards, 2:53
3010
play
G. Wunderlich 45 yd FG GOOD (0:14)

Gary Wunderlich 45 yd FG GOOD (0:14)

TD
1:33
Jake Coker 3 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
9 plays, 69 yards, 2:24
3017
play
J. Coker run for 3 yds for a TD, (A. Griffith KICK) (0:39)

Jake Coker run for 3 yds for a TD (Adam Griffith KICK) (0:39)

fourth QuarterMISSALA
TD
12:30
ArDarius Stewart 8 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
6 plays, 46 yards, 2:23
3024
play
J. Coker pass,to A. Stewart for 8 yds for a TD, (A. Griffith KICK) (0:35)

Jake Coker pass complete to ArDarius Stewart for 8 yds for a TD (Adam Griffith KICK) (0:35)

TD
11:45
Cody Core 73 Yd pass from Chad Kelly (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
2 plays, 82 yards, 0:45
3624
play
After review, Old Miss gets TD (1:10)

The initial call on this 73-yard Ole Miss touchdown is that QB Chad Kelly made an illegal forward pass. Review shows that the pass was in fact legal. The Rebels lead 36-24 in the fourth quarter. (1:10)

TD
10:02
Laquon Treadwell 24 Yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich Kick)
2 plays, 31 yards, 0:55
4324
play
C. Kelly pass,to L. Treadwell for 24 yds for a TD (0:42)

Chad Kelly pass complete to Laquon Treadwell for 24 yds for a TD (0:42)

TD
6:36
Derrick Henry 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
14 plays, 75 yards, 3:26
4330
TD
4:33
Richard Mullaney 2 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
7 plays, 30 yards, 2:03
4337
play
J. Coker pass,to R. Mullaney for 2 yds for a TD (0:28)

Jake Coker pass complete to Richard Mullaney for 2 yds for a TD (0:28)

Research Notes

  • Alabama committed 5 turnovers in its loss to Ole Miss, while the Rebels didn't commit any. This was the first time Nick Saban's Tide have been -5 in the turnover battle.Over the last 4 years, teams to lose the turnover battle by at least 5 are 1-47. (Maryland beat USF last year despite losing the turnover battle by 5)Only 3 of those 47 teams managed to lose by 6 or fewer points, including Alabama on Saturday.

  • Chad Kelly passed for 305 yards and threw all three of his touchdowns in the second half Saturday, compared with 36 yards in the first half. Kelly's first-half Total QBR was 56.2 compared with 88.9 in the second half.He found success in using a run fake in the second half, with 53% of his throws coming after play action, including both of his fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Kelly utilized the play action on 29% of his throws in the first half.

  • Alabama turned the ball over five times, tied for its most in nine seasons under Nick Saban. Two of the Crimson Tide's turnovers came on special teams, including a fumble on the opening kickoff. The Crimson Tide's special teams subtracted 8 points from the final score margin, their worst in last two seasons. Alabama's special teams unit ranked 111th in efficiency last season.

  • Both Cooper Bateman and Jake Coker played quarterback Saturday but neither quarterback was able to separate himself from the other. While the Crimson Tide scored all five of their touchdowns with Coker under center, Bateman completed higher percentage of passes.

  • This is the first time in school history that Ole Miss has beaten an AP top-2 team (0-16 entering this week). Only Indiana, Oklahoma State, California and Vanderbilt had more losses without a win against AP top-2 teams entering this week.

  • This is Ole Miss' first win at Alabama since 1988, snapping a 12-game losing streak in Tuscaloosa (including vacated games). It's also the first time in Ole Miss history that it has beaten Alabama in consecutive seasons, regardless of location.Ole Miss joins 1973-74 Notre Dame as the only team to beat AP Top-3 Alabama in consecutive seasons.

  • This is Alabama's first August/September loss since September 29, 2007 against Florida State. Alabama's 32 straight August/September wins entering this week was over twice as long as the 2nd-longest streak entering this week. Florida State now has the longest streak at 16 straight wins.

  • The loss snaps Alabama's 17-game home winning streak, which was tied for the longest active FBS streak

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