Stats and notes from Memphis

Ole Miss knocked off Memphis 23-21. Go inside for stats and notes from the contest.

Stats and notes

Ole Miss: passing – 19-30, 201 and one pick; rushing – 29-74 (BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 23-79, Bruce Hall: 2-4, Seth Adams: 3-2); receiving – Marshay Green: 5-59, Mike Wallace: 4-48, Shay Hodge: 4-37, Robert Lane: 4-32.

Memphis: passing – 41-61, 343 and four picks; rushing – 35-124 (Joseph Doss: 14-66, T.J. Pitts: 10-40, Miguel Barnes: 5-21); receiving – Duke Calhoun: 10-87, C. Singleton: 8-91, Maurice Jones: 5-42

Ole Miss leading tacklers were Ashlee Palmer with 12 and Greg Hardy with 11. Terrell Jackson, Kendrick Lewis and Jonathan Cornell all had eight tackles apiece.

Daverin Geralds and Greg Hardy both picked up a sack.

Ashlee Palmer led the team with three tackles for loss equaling 11 yards. Palmer also intercepted Hankins. Marcus Tillman had an interception that was returned for 34 yards.

Justin Sparks won the punter battle and averaged 47.7 yards on three punts.

Adams didn't throw a pick, but the Rebels fumbled on three occasions, losing possession each time. Memphis also fumbled once to add to its four interceptions.

Penalties: Ole Miss – 6-35, Memphis – 7-46

Red-zone chances: Ole Miss – 2-5, Memphis – 3-7

Time of possession – Ole Miss – 26:49, Memphis – 33:11

Third-down conversions – Ole Miss – 4 of 10, Memphis 6 of 16

Fourth-down conversions – Ole Miss 0-1, Memphis 2-3

Josh Shene missed a 28-yard kick that would have put Ole Miss ahead 26-15.

Christian Albarracian handled all five Ole Miss kickoffs.

The 20-0 halftime lead was the largest since the Egg Bowl in 2003 (24-0)

First punt block returned for touchdown since 1995 against Indiana State.

Streak of 35 straights made PATs was broken.

The following Rebels made their debuts: Colby Arceneaux, Lionel Breaux, Johnny Brown, Chris Strong, Christian Albarracian, Derrick Davis, Tony Fein, Reggie Hicks, Ashlee Palmer, Jamie Phillips, Justin Sparks, Allen Walker and Josh Zettergren.

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