Ole Miss football opened its 2023 season with a 73-7 blowout win over Mercer at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The 22nd-ranked Rebels (1-0) set a new single-game passing record with 524 yards through the air against the Bears (1-1), breaking the previous record of 517 against ULM in 2018, in addition to putting up the sixth-best offensive performance in program history at 667 total yards.
Ole Miss’ 73 points scored were the highest total in the Lane Kiffin era and tied for the seventh-best in program history.
Senior wide receiver Tre Harris became the first Rebel to catch four touchdowns in a game and only the 12th to ever haul in three. He also became just the 22nd player in SEC history with at least four receiving touchdowns in a game. Harris ended the day with 133 yards on six total catches, and combined with Jordan Watkins (111 yards) to give starting quarterback
Jaxson Dart a one-two punch en route to a 334 yard season-opening performance on an 18-of-23 line.
The Rebels will head to New Orleans next weekend for a matchup with the Tulane Green Wave, set for 2:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin met with the media following the win.
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