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Ragin’ Cajuns fall to Ole Miss 50-22

The trip to Oxford did not turn out great for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Rebels took care of business today against the Ragin’ Cajuns, jumping out to a three touchdown lead in the first quarter and never looking back. The tempo, size, and speed of Ole Miss simply overpowered the Cajuns. On the surface, this game fell in line perfectly with the narrative of power 5 teams playing against group of 5 teams.

Top Performers

  • Passing: Jordan Ta’amu, Ole Miss (28-36, 418 yds, 5 total TD, 1 INT)
  • Rushing: Jordan Wilkins, Ole Miss (14 rush, 124 yds, 1 TD)
  • Receiving: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss (14 receptions, 185 yds, 2 TD)
  • Defensive: Corey Turner, Ragin’ Cajuns (13 total tackles, 1 sack)

Jordan Ta’amu had a field day against the Ragin’ Cajuns defense, moving the ball at will for a majority of the game. There were plenty of big plays out of the entire Rebels’ offense, courtesy of Ta’amu along with Jordan Wilkins on the ground and A.J. Brown in the air. Brown came one reception short of the Ole Miss school record for receptions in a game.

It was just that type of game for these two teams; the Rebels could do no wrong, and the Cajuns could not get out of their own way. Many of the Cajuns’ drive into the opponents’ side of the field were up-ended by penalties, sacks, or mental mistakes. Momentum was not on their side for this contest.

This was the least amount of points that Ole Miss has given up on the year, which is a red flag for the Cajuns moving forward. Quarterback play continues to plague the Cajuns on the year, and the carousel once again was spinning in this one. Freshman Levi Lewis came out of the game in favor of the former starter Jordan Davis. Davis made a few things happen with his legs, but it was too little too late.

Up Next

  • Ragin’ Cajuns @ New Mexico State, November 18th
  • Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M, November 18th