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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Big plays hurt OM Rebels in loss

ATHENS, Ga. — At one point Saturday, Ole Miss had actually out-gained No. 7 Georgia 100-16 and held a 10-0 advantage.

And then, like a switch was flipped, the hometown Bulldogs knocked the Rebels on their backside at Sanford Stadium.

As the game progressed, Georgia junior quarterback Aaron Murray was able to pick apart a depleted Ole Miss secondary that was already missing the likes of Senquez Golson, Wesley Pendleton and Aaron Garbutt.

Asked about Ole Miss’ disadvantage playing shorthanded, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said he wouldn’t use the injuries as an excuse.

On Murray’s 66-yard strike to Memphis native Marlon Brown, Ole Miss’ players bit on Georgia’s play action, while on the 40-yard strike to Tavarres King, freshman safety Trae Elston was caught out of position too far towards the middle of the field.

Wommack chalked those plays, and others, up to growing pains of a young secondary playing against the Southeastern Conference’s East Division leader. (November 5, 2012, Page 4B)

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