Bequette said he will take it upon himself to make sure the Razorbacks don't have another 17-point deficit in the first half the rest of the way.
"I take it personally," Bequette said in the media room at Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium. "We've done that a few straight times now, maybe two or three. We have to be different when we come out on the field. Maybe some guys aren't ready to play.
"That's on me as a captain. We have another early game next week, the same time. We have to come out ready to play."
"They probably should have beaten us today," Bequette said. "They had us down 17 on their home field. That isn't good enough. It's not acceptable. It's never easy on the road in the SEC, but we can't start games like that and expect to keep winning."
As Bequette said, it's not like this was something new for the Hogs. They've won three in a row, all after trailing early. The Hogs were down 35-17 against Texas A&M and 14-7 to Auburn in their last two games. That's why he was surprised. That's all the Hogs talked the last two weeks as the Hogs worked around a bye week.
"What I don't get is that we worked so hard during the bye week," he said. "This has just been going on too long now. We can catchup. We can come from behind. But we need to get started better."
What did the Hogs do at halftime to change the momentum?
"First, I'll say there was anger in the locker room," Bequette said. "But there was no panic. The difference in the second half was what we did on first down. We weren't very good on first-and-10 in the first half. There were some good adjustments on first down. Give credit to our coaches for drawing up some things at halftime to get them stopped and get them in third down.
"In the first half, Ole Miss did a nice job with a mix of quick passing and power game. Our defensive line wasn't quick enough off the ball. Defensive backs were not shedding blocks. That changed in the second half."
Safety Eric Bennett sealed the victory with a pass interception with 32 seconds left.
"I knew they had to go down the field with so little time left," Bennett said. "It was second and long. Coach Petrino had told us just before we went out there that we had to finish. It was like we were in Coach (Jason) Veltkamp's offseason program and it was time to finish. I just played the quarterbacks shoulders and read them and stayed square with them."
Bennett said it was a matter of getting more tacklers to the ball in the second half.
"I think we had three and four men to the ball in the second half," Bennett said. "It was only one in the first half. Our defensive backs put more people there and it was swarming defense in the second half."
Offensively, the Hogs went to a no-huddle look to anchor the Ole Miss defensive scheme. They also called more plays at the line of scrimmage from the sideline. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said it enabled the Hogs to play faster and keep the Rebels off balance.
"It's not that we don't have confidence in Tyler Wilson at the line," McGee said, "but we thought (the no-huddle) would enable us to really get a good look of their philosophy on defense and zero in on what they were doing. We wanted to play with a much faster tempo.
"Ole Miss is really in a two philosophy system right now. So we could figure out which one they were going to operate from and get the right calls."
It wasn't a good start for Wilson in the first half. He missed some throws he's been making. He finished with just 13 of 28 and 232 passing yards. Ole Miss defensive back Charles Sawyer said they picked up on some tendencies by Wilson in the scouting report.
"We just made plays on the ball," Sawyer said. "We watched him on film and knew where he wanted to go. He wanted to go to number three (Joe Adams) and four (Jarius Wright) most of the time, so we put our best guys on them and played the ball."
Wilson didn't see a wide-open Chris Gragg early in the game when he locked onto Joe Adams in double coverage.
"I'm sure the topic of discussion in the offensive meeting room this week was how we started," Wilson said. "We'll do something to change that. I missed some things on our crossing routes. I made some decisions that weren't real good.
"Things happen really fast, but I have to widen my vision and see more. There was a play where Chris was open and I didn't see him. I thought Joe was coming open and it didn't happen. So that's on me."
The Hogs got only seven plays in the first quarter and just 22 in the half. They dominated the third quarter with 24 snaps, but had only 57 for the game. They only had 22 minutes in time of possession, hardly numbers that set up a victory.
"We just didn't get enough offensive possessions, enough plays early," Wilson said. "That's on me. Personally, I've got to do better. With a bye week, there can be a plus or minus to it. You get well. But maybe you don't have your timing. But I've got to come out of this and take it personal.
"What I am going to do with this is dictate to everyone else that it can't happen, that the emphasis is to execute early and it starts with me."
Wilson was part of a 19-0 haymaker that could have been bigger but for a Dennis Johnson fumble just short of the goal line.
"Everybody picked it up in the second half," Wilson said. "Our offensive line was clicking. Dennis hit some creases and made plays. Joe Adams and Jarius Wright showed leadership at halftime and made sure everyone stayed patient. We knew we could come back.
"The plus was that we know we can figure out a way to win. It's not easy in the SEC.
"Dennis scoring just before halftime was huge. It was a simple "G scheme" run. The end was real wide and the offensive line and tight end did a great job of blocking. You get Dennis into the secondary and he can wiggle the rest of the way to the end zone. That play gave us some confidence and we have come back before."
The no-huddle scheme clicked in the third quarter.
"That locked them in and gave us a nice tempo," Wilson said. "We do have the ability to play the hurry-up. Those check plays are based off certain reads and that was going well for us. I thought we did catch them off guard for a good bit."