The Ole Miss kicker booted the game-winning field goal from 31 yards out as time expired. He also hit a 27-yarder late in the third quarter and a 53-yarder — which had plenty of room to spare — early in the fourth. Each of those kicks bumped the Rebels’ lead out to seven points. Rose also kicked off six times with four touchbacks and allowed only four yards on the other two.
The sophomore quarterback for Ole Miss wasn’t spectacular, but he was efficient as he outplayed Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson. Wallace completed 29 of 37 passes for 278 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a quarterback rating of 145.0. Wallace had thrown for more than 250 yards just twice this season — 264 against Central Arkansas in a 49-27 win and 305 against Texas A&M in a 30-27 loss. The dual-threat quarterback also ran 11 times for 38 yards.
The Rebels’ senior running back only carried the ball three times and lost 13 yards. But he made up for it catching passes. Mackey pulled in seven catches for 99 yards.
Even in a loss, Hamilton had his usual big game in Little Rock for Arkansas. The senior wide receiver was Tyler Wilson’s main target as he caught 12 of 24 of the Razorback’s completions for 146 yards.
Running back Dennis Johnson had a career day with 27 carries for 161 yards and one touchdown. As Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson struggled — and with running back Knile Davis benched with an injury — Johnson became the focal point of the offense in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. He carried three times on the final Arkansas TD drive. His bruising 20-yard run to the Ole Miss 5 set up his own TD on the next play.
War Memorial Stadium
In what’s becoming a tradition for Arkansas games in Little Rock, the play clocks quit working. The Southeastern Conference officials had to reset the game clock so many times that head referee Penn Wagers actually made an announcement at one point to tell everybody it was correct. Even the Jumbotron quit working for an extended stretch of the second quarter.