Statistically Speaking

For its fifth practice of the spring, Ole Miss coaches put the Rebels through a 100-play scrimmage Saturday, with a closer look at the four-man quarterback race.

All had their moments to shine in the two-hour workout. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach David Lee said Randall Mackey and Barry Brunetti were the two he thought were better in the Saturday intrasquad. Zack Stoudt and Nathan Stanley had some highlights as well.

Brunetti, the transfer from West Virginia, had the best numbers, but Mackey was arguably the most impressive with his passing accuracy and elusiveness running the football.

Brunetti was 5 for 6 for 79 yards, with one interception and one touchdown, a 4-yard pass to Melvin Harris. Mackey, the junior college transfer from East Mississippi who redshirted at Ole Miss last season, was 5 for 8 for 48 yards and a touchdown of nine yards to Korvic Neat. He picked up 17 yards on three carries and was sacked twice. But his ability to "extend" the play was an area of Mackey's performance Lee said was impressive.

WR Melvin Harris
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Nathan Stanley, a fourth-year junior, was 3 for 11 for 11 yards, while junior college transfer Zack Stoudt, from Iowa Western Community College, was 6 for 14 for 43 yards and an interception.

In the rushing department, Enrique Davis carried the football 12 times for 52 yards to lead the Rebels' ground attack. Jeff Scott rushed for 61 yards on three carries, but his 54-yard run was the long of the day.

Devin Thomas with six carries for 29 yards was the next most prolific rusher on the day. Brandon Bolden only carried twice for eight total yards. Eight different players, excluding the quarterbacks, carried the football in the scrimmage.

On the receiving end of the passes from the four quarterbacks, there were three leaders among the 11 players who caught passes. Tight end Ferbia Allen had four grabs for 52 yards. Wide receiver Melvin Harris had 45 yards on three catches, while Terrell Grant had 24 yards on three receptions.

Defensively linebacker Mike Marry led the way with seven tackles, followed by four Rebels with six stops apiece – linebacker D.T. Shackelford, linebacker Joel Kight, cornerback Frank Crawford, and defensive end Wayne Dorsey. In the placekicking department, Bryson Rose made the only extra point attempted in the game. Rose was 4 for 4 on field goals – from 41 and 47 yards on the left hash mark, and from 44 and 40 yards from the right hash.

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