Peach Bowl Champs: Dart Sets Bowl Record, Announces Return for 2024
Published 1:55 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Ole Miss Athletics
ATLANTA – Jaxson Dart fielded plenty of questions about his status for 2024 leading into the 2023 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Ole Miss quarterback simply responded that he was focused on the bowl game.
As it turned out, the Rebel QB wasn’t lying. Dart showed that he was locked in on No. 10 Penn State, as he came out and trounced the nation’s No. 1 defense unlike it had been all season. Then, on Monday morning, he put the conversations regarding his future to rest. Dart rang in the new year officially announcing his return for one last dance in 2024.
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It was also the only time this season a team threw more than 40 times against the Nittany Lions without an interception. Dart tied the school record in fewest interceptions in a season, becoming the third Rebel QB ever to throw just five interceptions with at least 200 pass attempts (Matt Corral, 2021; John Fourcade, 1981).
The Rebel QB added 14 yards on the ground for a net of 408 total yards, good for second in Ole Miss bowl history behind his 427 yards against the Red Raiders a year ago. He found the end zone four times, three times through the air and once on the ground, the rushing score coming late and putting the game out of reach for the Big Ten challengers.