LITTLE ROCK, Ark. • A 45-yard field goal miss in the second quarter for Ole Miss kicker Luke Logan denied the sophomore a career-long kick.
Logan is in his first season as a starter after taking over for Gary Wunderlich, the Rebels’ career scoring leader.
The 45-yarder wasn’t his only miss of the night. Logan was wide right on a 38-yard attempt early in the fourth quarter that would have brought Ole Miss to within six points of the Razorbacks.
Instead, a 10-play, 64-yard drive netted no points and kept Arkansas ahead 33-24.
Logan had hit eight of his first nine field goal attempts on the season and in the first quarter connected from 36 yards.
Logan’s season long made field goal is 40 yards at LSU.
Logan was out before most of his teammates on Saturday getting in extra kicks in the steady rain at War Memorial Stadium.
At kickoff there was light rain with a 12-mile-an-hour wind out of the east.
Lots of red, white
Ole Miss wore its new all-white uniform for the second time this season – white helmets, white shirts and white pants with all trim in red.
The Rebels also wore the combination in a 47-27 season-opening win over Texas Tech in Houston.
Arkansas wore white helmets, red jerseys and white pants for the first time since 2012 against Rutgers.
The game-winning drive began with an incomplete pass, but Jordan Ta’amu connected with A.J. Brown for 20 yards and Dawson Knox for 48 – plus ran for 15 yards – in the drive that ended with Scottie Phillips’ game-winning 5-yard run.
Key Number: 2
Arkansas only punted twice, but those two defensive stops by Ole Miss resulted in the touchdown runs by Isaiah Woullard and Scottie Phillips to win the game.
Ole Miss is back home Saturday against Auburn for an 11 a.m. kick. The game will air on ESPN.
“The coaches made some great adjustments at the end of the game, and I’m proud of the players for digesting those adjustments and going out and making the plays to win the game.” – Ole Miss defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff.
Jordan Ta’amu’s 18-yard touchdown run on a draw gave him his third rushing touchdown in the last two games. … Woullard’s touchdown was the third of his career. … Phillips finished with 86 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. … Sophomore WR Braylon Sanders filled in after the Metcalf injury and had three catches for 35 yards. … DaMarkus Lodge led the Ole Miss receivers with 10 catches for 80 yards. … Ole Miss is now 9-6-1 against Arkansas in games played in Little Rock. … The Rebels are 11-16 against Arkansas since it joined the SEC in 1992. … Phillips has nine rushing touchdowns on the season. He was the SEC leader when play began.