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Live Updates: Ole Miss Dominates Austin Peay 54-17

Ole Miss hosts their home opener tonight against FCS opponent Austin Peay. Check back for here the latest updates.

The Ole Miss Rebels and the Austin Peay Governors are set to battle it out on SECN+ on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. CT in Oxford as the 20th-ranked Rebels look to send the fans home happy in their 2021 home opener.

Ole Miss is heavily favored to win against their FCS opponent Austin Peay. Making his 2021 debut will be head coach Lane Kiffin, who returns after missing the season-opener with a positive case of COVID-19.

Will quarterback Matt Corral be able to live up to the hype again this week and continue charging on towards Heisman Trophy consideration?

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FIRST QUARTER - Austin Peay 0, Ole Miss 0

Draylen Ellis throws three incompletions to send the ball back to Ole Miss.

change of possession

Matt Corral leads a long drive that ends in a Dontario Drummond for a one-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown marks seven consecutive games where Drummond scores a touchdown and the fourteenth straight game in which Corral has scored.

Ole Miss 7, Austin Peay 0

change of possession

Ole Miss stops Austin Peay on 4th-and-1 with a tackle from Chance Campbell to begin the next drive around the Rebels' 35-yard line.

change of possession

After a 27-yard completion from Corral to Drummond, the Rebels are unable to gain any yardage in enemy territory. The punt results in a touchback.

change of possession

Sam Williams forces the fumble off quarterback Draylen Ellis and picks it up for a 32-yard defensive touchdown.

Ole Miss 14, Austin Peay 0

change of possession

Austin Peay goes three and out to punt the ball back to Ole Miss, but a 10-yard penalty sends the Rebels back to their own 32.

change of possession

Matt Corral finds Dontario Drummond in the end zone on fourth down, but Drummond cannot come up with the catch and the Rebels turn it over on downs.

END OF QUARTER 1 - Ole Miss 14, Austin Peay 0

Draylen Ellis is sacked on fourth down and the ball goes back to the Rebels.

change of possession

Matt Corral hits on his second touchdown of the night, hitting wide receiver Jonathan Mingo for a 15-yard touchdown to cap off a seven-play, 63-yard drive.

Ole Miss 21, Austin Peay 0

change of possession

After a bad punt on Austin Peay's drive, the ball reaches the back off the end zone, resulting in a safety for the Rebels.

Ole Miss 23, Austin Peay 0

On a 4th-and-2 pass that nearly saw Matt Corral sacked, he finds Dontario Drummond behind the line of scrimmage, but Drummond breaks a tackle and heads to the end zone for a 49-yard touchdown, his third of the night.

Ole Miss 30, Austin Peay 0

change of possession

On the first play of the drive, Sam Williams forces his second fumble of the game. Chance Campbell recovers and the ball goes back to the Rebels.

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change of possession

Matt Corral throws his fourth touchdown of the night, this time on an 11-yard touchdown to Braylon Sanders.

Ole Miss 37, Austin Peay 0

change of possession

In a three-play drive, Austin Peay gets on the board with a 30-yard touchdown from Draylen Ellis to Baniko Harley.

Ole Miss 37, Austin Peay 7

change of possession

After a potential pass was called incomplete that would have put Ole Miss inside the five, the Rebels punt back to the Governors and pin them inside their own 10-yard line.

change of possession

Austin Peay cannot get into scoring range before the clock reaches halftime.

END OF QUARTER 2 - Ole Miss 37, Austin Peay 7

Coming out of the half, the Rebels waste no time adding to their lead. Matt Corral throws his fifth TD of the night and second to Jonathan Mingo, a 40-yard touchdown.

Ole Miss 44, Austin Peay 7

change of possession

Austin Peay drives into the red zone but settle for a 30-yard field goal on fourth down.

Ole Miss 44, Austin Peay 10

Snoop Conner finds the end zone for the first time today after scoring two touchdowns last week. The three-yard touchdown gets the Rebels the 50-burger.

Ole Miss 51, Austin Peay 10

Austin Peay can't get anything going on the drive, and they give the ball up on downs.

change of possession

Freshman Luke Altmyer comes in at quarterback. Three plays into the drive, Snoop Conner fumbles the ball after the Rebels get into Governors' territory.

change of possession

After recovering a fumble, the Governors cannot capitalize and punt it right back to the Rebels.

END OF QUARTER 3 - Ole Miss 51, Austin Peay 10

Lane Kiffin opts to go for it near midfield on 4th down, but Luke Altmyer throws an incompletion and the ball heads back to Austin Peay.

change of possession

The Governors lose seven yards and go three & out. Ball goes back to the Rebels.

change of possession

Kinkead Dent enters the game at QB. The Rebels go on a 12-play, 72-yard drive that ends in a Caden Costa 26-yard field goal.

Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 10

Sheldon Layman enters the game for Austin Peay at QB. Running back CJ Evans breaks a tackle and goes 40 yards to the end zone for Peay's first touchdown of the second half.

Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 17

The Rebels let the clock wind down as they cruise to a 54-17 win.

END OF QUARTER 4 - Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 17