Harris leads No. 2 Alabama to shootout win over Ole Miss
Najee Harris rushed for 206 yards and a school-record five touchdowns, and Mac Jones passed for two as No. 2 Alabama defeated Ole Miss 63-48 in an SEC shootout Saturday night in Oxford, Miss.
The Crimson Tide (3-0) gained 723 yards and the Rebels (1-2) had 647 for the most combined yards in an SEC game.
Jones completed 28 of 32 passes for 417 yards. One of his touchdown passes went to DeVonta Smith, who had 164 yards on 13 catches and also ran for a touchdown.
Matt Corral completed 21 of 28 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels, who kept pace until the final few minutes.
Kenny Yeboah caught seven passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, and Elijah Moore had 11 catches for 143 yards. Snoop Conner rushed for a career-high 128 yards and two touchdowns, and Jerrion Ealy rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns for Ole Miss.
Harris’ 33-yard touchdown run on the first possession of the third quarter gave the Tide their first lead of the game, 28-21.
The Rebels needed just three plays to answer as Corral threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Yeboah.
Alabama regained the lead when Jones threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Miller Forristall, but Ole Miss tied it again on a 9-yard run by Ealy.
Harris ran 3 yards for another touchdown that gave the Tide a 42-35 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Conner’s 1-yard touchdown run tied the score before Harris ran 16 yards for a touchdown to regain the lead.
Luke Logan’s 39-yard field goal pulled the Rebels within 49-45, but Smith’s 14-yard touchdown run gave the Tide the first multi-score lead of the game.
Logan made a 29-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 56-48, and then Harris ran 39 yards for a score with 1:09 left.
On the game’s first possession, Corral found Yeboah for a 6-yard touchdown before Jones’ 14-yard touchdown to Smith tied the score at the end of the first quarter.
Ealy ran 3 yards for a touchdown, and the Tide answered on Brian Robinson Jr.’s 1-yard touchdown run that tied the score later in the quarter.
Conner ran for a 2-yard touchdown, before Harris ran 5 yards for a touchdown that tied the score at 21 at halftime.
–Field Level Media