After a rare losing effort for the SEC, which went 1-3 against non-con Power Five opponents on opening weekend and 0-3 against ranked teams, there is an intriguing SEC vs. AAC matchup set for Week 2 as Ole Miss travels to New Orleans to take on reigning American champion Tulane on Saturday.
After the Rebels completed mowing down Mercer this past Saturday, Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt picked up right where he left off.
Pratt was nearly perfect through the air versus South Alabama, and his efficiency was remarkable given the limited number of passes he attempted. He had a 14/15 completion percentage, passed for 294 yards and four touchdowns on 15 attempts. In doing so, he tied a school record that had stood for a while at 72 touchdown passes in a career.
But in the nick of time, something strange happened. Even after the game was done, Pratt hobbled around on his sore left leg. TV personalities praised his toughness and determination, and he stayed in the game to the conclusion. Pratt was asked about his limp around six minutes into his postgame press conference. He acted like it was no big deal, he said.
Tulane prevailed 37-17 over South Alabama despite the Jaguars’ best efforts to keep things close throughout the contest. Neither the Coaches nor the AP Polls have been released as of this writing, but both Ole Miss and Tulane are likely to rise in the rankings or remain unchanged.
On the other hand, Ole Miss comes into this weekend with a lot of momentum after a convincing victory over an FCS opponent. Among the best offensive days of the Lane Kiffin era at Ole Miss, almost everything went right for the Rebels.
The Rebels won 73-7 in dominating fashion behind quarterback Jaxson Dart and his new receiving target Tre Harris at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. To start the game, Kiffin went with Jaxson Dart instead of Spencer Sanders, but he publicly left the door open for who will start the game the following week.
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Ole Miss vs Tulane Game Information
- Date: 09/09/2023
- Time: 03:30 PM ET
- Location: Yulman Stadium.
- How to Watch Ole Miss vs Tulane: ESPN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv