MISSISSIPPI ELITE FOOTBALL

Ole Miss Dominates Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 01/02/2016

Ole Miss 48, Oklahoma State 20

Ole Miss beat its fifth ranked opponent of the year to win the school’s first Sugar Bowl since 1970 and sixth overall. The Rebels dominated the first half, burying the Cowboys before the break as the SEC won its sixth bowl game overall against only two losses.

Player of the Game

  • Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, tying the Ole Miss single-season record with 31 touchdown passes, and also led the team with 73 yards on 10 carries. 

Key stats

  • Ole Miss held the Cowboys to 63 rushing yards, including zero in the first half.
  • Rebels receiver Laquon Treadwell caught six passes for 71 yards and a career-high three touchdowns and also threw a 45-yard pass to Jaylon Walton.
  • Cowboys quarterback J.W. Walsh did not play in the first half, but came on in the second to throw for 124 yards and rush for 74 more as well as two touchdowns.
  • Ole Miss’ 48 points were the most the school has ever scored in a bowl game.
  • The Rebels topped 500 yards of total offense for the sixth time this season.
  • Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil became the first offensive lineman to score in a bowl game in 20 years.

Key play

  • The Rebels completed their dominant first half performance with a trick play, as Kelly rolled right and threw a lateral back to Tunsil, who walked in for a touchdown.

Injuries

  • Ole Miss receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.