The stars were aligned for Ole Miss on Saturday night. A full moon. An electric, record crowd of 66,703. A powerful offensive attack. And a little bit of luck, as LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels’ potential game-winning pass into the endzone fell incomplete, sealing a 55-49 Rebel victory over the 12th-ranked Tigers on a magical night at Vaught-Hemingway.
Ole Miss and LSU combined for a mind-boggling 104 points and 1,343 yards, but it all came down to that final play with five seconds on the clock and the Tigers in position to win on a walk-off touchdown in the endzone. Ole Miss safety Daijahn Anthony had different ideas, though, as he broke up the potential 26-yard game-winner, putting all 66,703 in attendance into a frenzy as the celebration was underway.
Ole Miss received a brilliant outing from starting quarterback Jaxson Dart, who ended the day 26-of-39 for a season-high 389 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was effective on the ground as well with 50 yards and a touchdown, but it was a breakout day by sophomore running back Quinshon Judkins that helped the Rebel offense keep LSU guessing, ending the day with 177 yards and one touchdown on 33 carries while adding a touchdown catch as well.
Ole Miss will remain home this next week to host Arkansas on Oct. 7th, with kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium set for 6:30 PM CT on SEC Network.
Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart, RB Quinshon Judkins, and WR Tre Harris all met with the media following the win. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.