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Ole Miss junior QB Jordan Ta'amu entered in relief of Shea Patterson (knee) on Saturday against LSU and will likely to take over starting duties now that Patterson is out for the year.

Ta'amu (6'2/212) went 7-for-11 for 78 yards and 20 rushing yards on three carries against the Tigers. "I’m very confident (in Ta'amu moving forward)," HC Matt Luke said. "He showed some flashes tonight and did some things with his legs. I was impressed with him throwing the ball tonight. He led us on two scoring drives and that gave him some valuable experience." Ta’amu posted 3,000 passing yards and 39 total touchdowns last season at the junior college level. In the 2017 cycle, Ta'amu was tabbed as a three-star prospect by Scout and ESPN and the No. 4 JUCO dual-threat QB in the nation by ESPN. He was also a member of the Scout JUCO Top 100, listed as the No. 99 overall JUCO prospect in the country. "Jordan is a player and can handle the spotlight," said New Mexico Military HC Joe Forchtner, Ta'amu's JUCO coach. "I’d take him as my quarterback at any school in the country."
Source: Rivals
Oct 22 - 11:51 AM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson (knee) will miss the remainder of the season.

Patterson tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee late in the first half of Saturday's loss to LSU. In a display of pure grit, Patterson returned after halftime to play all but the waning minutes of the game with a brace on his injured knee. According to reports, Patterson will spend the next four weeks in a cast. He won't know if he'll need surgery until an examination after that period (many PCL injuries heal on their own). Patterson, the SEC's leading passer, ends the season with 2,259 passing yards and a 17/9 TD/INT ratio. He'll enter next season as one of college football's more intriguing QB prospects. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder is most often compared to Russell Wilson and Johnny Manziel (including by Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin). Last year, an NFL scout told Bleacher Report that Patterson "has the tools to play in this league for 10 years—and make a whole lot of money." Patterson, a former five-star recruit, was the No. 4 overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Source: 247 Sports
Oct 22 - 11:18 AM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson (knee) completed 10-of-23 passes for 116 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 40-24 loss to LSU.

Not the best of times for Patterson, who not only struggled against the Tigers' defense but also sustained a knee injury which briefly sidelined him in the first half. This was the sophomore's second three-interception game of the season. He had played turnover-free ball in each of his prior two contests before hitting the wall against LSU. He'll try for a rebound performance against Arkansas next weekend.
Oct 21 - 11:47 PM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson (knee) returned to the field with a brace to begin the second half of Saturday's game against LSU.

Patterson was forced out by a knee injury in the first half and was subsequently evaluated in the locker room, but it looks like this was just a minor scare. If there's anything lingering, here, we'll pass along word as information becomes available in the coming days.
Oct 21 - 9:16 PM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson left Saturday's game against LSU due to a knee injury.

Patterson was brought to the locker room for evaluating purposes after injuring his knee in the first half of Saturday's contest. While he appeared to be walking decently -- maybe a little bit slow -- he should be considered questionable to return. Jordan Ta'amu took over for the sophomore following his exit.
Oct 21 - 8:42 PM

Ole Miss senior K Gary Wunderlich (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against LSU.

Wunderlich (6'0/182) was held out of last week's game against Vanderbilt. If Wunderlich is unable to kick, freshman Luke Logan -- who was perfect on all nine of his kicks last week -- will be the kicker for the Rebels.
Oct 19 - 10:08 PM

Former Ole Miss HC Houston Nutt has settled his lawsuit with the university.

Nutt infamously changed his lawsuit from asking for an undisclosed amount of money and an apology to just asking for the latter. It appears the Rebels were ready to make that apology. It's probably safe to say that he won't be a candidate for their coaching job this winter.
Oct 16 - 6:03 PM

Ole Miss sophomore WR A.J. Brown caught eight passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.

Brown got this offensive fireworks show started with a 58-yard touchdown grab midway through the first quarter. He would score his second touchdown of the contest from 29 yards out shortly after the game hit its second half. The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder missed one contest this year due to a knee injury, but has played like a superstar when healthy. In five games this season, Brown is working to a 35-678-6 receiving line.
Oct 14 - 8:19 PM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson completed 22-of-35 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.

Patterson also added a short touchdown run to help the Rebels snap a three-game losing streak. The dynamic sophomore gunslinger hit on three of his four touchdown passes in the first half on Saturday. He's wobbled at times this season -- notably in losses to Cal and Alabama -- but the numbers are coming together quite nicely. Patterson has surpassed 300 yards passing in five of six games this season and has likewise thrown multiple touchdown passes in five of six contests. The lone outlier on both fronts predictably came against the Crimson Tide. After next weekend's game against LSU, Patterson will embark on a favorable a three-game stretch against Arkansas, Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette. Big stats a-plenty could be coming in that space.
Oct 14 - 8:14 PM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson completed 34-of-51 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 44-23 loss to Auburn.

Patterson finished with a nice statistical body of work, but this was not a competitive game. Auburn led 35-3 at the half before the Rebs finally managed to put in a few garbage scores over the final two quarters. The sophomore gunslinger should continue to post sturdy numbers in lost causes as the weather chills. For the campaign as a whole, the 6-foot-3, 203-pounder has now thrown for 1,792 yards with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio in four games.
Oct 7 - 4:45 PM

Ole Miss redshirt junior RB Jordan Wilkins ran for 101 yards on 12 carries in a 66-3 loss to Alabama on Saturday.

Wilkins (6'1/215) was the one positive to take away from this shellacking, and even his line is misleading. Forty four of those yards came on one play, and he was held in check by the ferocious Crimson Tide defense the rest of the game. Yards are yards, though, and going over 100 against a group like this is impressive.
Oct 1 - 12:41 AM

Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson completed just 14-of-29 passes with 165 yards and two interceptions in a 66-3 loss to Alabama.

Patterson (6'3/203) will probably not look back on this one with fondness. Alabama's defense is ridiculous, and Patterson's poor accuracy and decision making combined with that group equaled a bad time. It's the second straight disappointing game from Patterson, and he'll hope to not make it three in a row against Auburn next week.
Oct 1 - 12:37 AM

Ole Miss sophomore WR A.J. Brown (knee) is probable for Saturday's game against Alabama.

Brown was announced as a game-time decision on Monday, and while a probable designation doesn't directly conflict with that statement, it does sound like he'll be able to go against the daunting Alabama defense.
Sep 28 - 8:33 PM

Ole Miss coach Matt Luke said sophomore WR A.J. Brown (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Alabama.

Brown sustained the knee injury nine days ago in the loss to Cal. Fortunately for the star receiver, the Rebels were on bye last week. Brown leads the SEC in receiving yards with 389.
Sep 25 - 5:16 PM

Ole Miss sophomore WR D.K. Metcalf caught three passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-16 loss to Cal.

Sprinting through the secondary with just over two minutes gone in the second quarter, Metcalf caught a perfectly-thrown 71-yard touchdown bomb from QB Shea Patterson, one which the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder was able to catch without losing any speed. That would be the final score of the game for the Rebs, who were shut out the rest of the way. It was a shaky offensive performance on the whole for Ole Miss after a quick start and the kind of game that might become commonplace once Metcalf and company hit conference play starting with a Week 5 showdown against Alabama at the end of September. There's plenty of upside in this offense, but it's also a young offense, one which became easily flustered once Cal started to put pressure on Patterson in the second half on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 2:53 PM


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