Ole Miss vs. Kent State live updates, score: Rebels pull away in the second half
Ole Miss hosts Kent State at 11 a.m. (SEC Network) in the first meeting between the two teams. The Rebels (2-1) are looking to bounce back after their 62-7 loss to Alabama in their SEC opener last week. Kent State is coming off a 63-10 loss at No. 10 Penn State.
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FINAL: Ole Miss 38, Kent State 17
The Rebels resumed play with the ball at the Kent State 34 – the last play before stoppage was a fumble recovery by Zedrick Woods. Isiah Woullard scores on a 7-yard run to put this nearly out of reach for Kent State. Ole Miss 38, Kent State 17 7:06 4Q
The game will resume at 4:22 p.m. CT.
We have entered our second weather delay of the game. Updated time of resumption not yet known.
Ole Miss gets a little breathing room for the first time today. Ta’amu with a 4-yard touchdown run. Tight end Dawson Knox with catches of 34 and 45 yards helped set up the scoring opportunity. Ole Miss 31, Kent State 17 9:55 4Q
END 3RD QUARTER: Ole Miss 24, Kent State 17
Luke Logan tacks on a field goal from 27 yards out after the Woods pick. Ole Miss 24, Kent State 17 :03 3Q.
Jordan Ta’amu throws his first interception of the game, intended for Dawson Knox. Jamal Parker picks it off for Kent State. Two plays later Zedrick Woods picks off Woody Barrett.
After 14 points were scored in the first two quarters, there has been 24 points scored in less than 9 minutes of the third quarter. Barrett scores on a 2-yard run. Ole Miss’ lead back to four. Ole Miss 21, Kent State 17 6:45 3Q.
Ole Miss responds in two plays. D.K. Matcalf hauls in a pass from Ta’amu that looked overthrown by a couple yards for a 41-yard touchdown catch. Ole Miss 21, Kent State 10 10:18 2Q.
Kent State got inside the Rebels’ 20 yard-line thanks to a personal foul penalty called on Zedrick Woods. The Golden Flashes are then backed up after a sack on Barrett. Matthew Trickett converts a 32-yards field goal try. Ole Miss 14, Kent State 10 11:00 3Q
Ole Miss opens the second half with a 5-play, 76-yard scoring drive. Scottie Phillips scores on a 2-yard run. The score was set up by a 42-yard catch by A.J. Brown. Ole Miss 14, Kent State 7 13:20 3Q.
After a lengthy weather delay during and following hafltime the game resumed at 1:30 p.m. CT. Ole Miss starts the second half with the ball.
HALFTIME: Ole Miss 7, Kent State 7
The offense gets going on the ground with big runs by Scottie Phillips and a 41-yard run by freshman Tylan Knight. The drive stalls and Luke Logan’s 38-yard field goal try is blocked. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 7 1:16 2Q
Ole Miss’ defense has seven sacks this half but Kent State still able to move the ball downfield. The Golden Flashes were inside the Rebels’ red zone but a pair of sacks and a penalty pushed them out of field goal range. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 7 4:12 2Q
Kent State uses a trick play to tie the game. Wide receiver Kavius Price to Jo-El Shaw for a 18-yard touchdown pass. Woody Barrett threw it to Price to set up the play. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 7 12:28 2Q
Kent State went for it on 4 & 16 at the Rebel 34 for a turnover on downs. The Rebels then follow it up with a three and out.
END OF 1ST QUARTER: Ole Miss 7, Kent State 0
The Rebels had a touchdown but was taken away with their second offensive pass interference negated it. The Rebels forced to punt.
Ole Miss’s drive stalled at midfield and the Rebels had to punt for the first time today. The Rebel defense did their job with a tackle for a loss followed by two sack, causing a Kent State punt. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 0 5:03 1Q
Kent State marches into Ole Miss territory but the defense holds them to a field goal try. Matthew Trickett’s 47-yard try is wide left. Rebels take over at their 32. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 0 8:14 1Q.
Ole Miss goes 77 yards in 6 plays on their opening drive. Jordan Ta’amu hit Scottie Phillips for a 38-yard touchdown catch. Ta’amu kept the drive alive with a 4-yard rush to avoid a sack and picked up a first down. Ole Miss 7, Kent State 0 11:20 1Q
Kent State won the toss and received the football first. Ole Miss’ defense got a stop on the opening drive and the Golden Flashes punted.