Ole Miss Versus PC

Ole Miss Versus PC

Pete Peterson, Staff Writer

Magic is sure to happen when Rebels and Scottsmen collide. Last week our beloved Blue Hose made the trip down to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the powerhouse that is the Ole Miss Rebels. Going into this game most realized the Blue Hose were the underdogs, ESPN gave Ole Miss a 99 percent chance to win the game. Blue Hose fought and played their hearts out, regardless of what the score said, 48-0.

The game invoked emotions for the both teams as the both were coming back after a loss. Ole Miss was coming off a heartbreaking loss to Auburn and PC coming of a loss  to Liberty. This was arguably the biggest game PC had even played in taking on the number 11th team in the country. This was also the biggest stadium PC has ever played in.

As I stood on the sidelines and cheered for our Blue Hose it was easy to tell we were not in Clinton any more.  However, as fans piled into the stadium I saw a few familiar faces, the faces of Blue Hose fans. It seemed as the Blue Hose had their own section inside of Ole Miss Stadium.

The game was rough.  The game started out grand for Ole Miss when quarterback, Bo Wallace, threw a touchdown pass on just the second play of the game.  So within 40 seconds Ole Miss had scored and started their way into a big win.  That play seemed to set the tone for the whole game as PC gave up 7 touchdowns.


Ole Miss proved why they are arguably the best team in the country as the racked up countless rushing yards. They racked up over 400 with two men rushing for over 100 yards. To go with this 400 rushing yards, Bo Wallace added a rushing touchdown to go with his two passing touchdowns. The defense for Ole Miss played stellar causing sacks, interceptions and a blocked punt.

Even with the excellence plays by Ole Miss, PC had players step up and play well. From the offensive standpoint, the offensive line possibly played their best game of the season as they made sure Heys had time to complete passes and gave running backs running room. With the room allowed, Blake Roberts ran for nearly 50 yards on the ground.  The defense played exceptionally well, regardless of the final score. Ed Britt intercepted a pass from Bo Wallace and Steve Osondu blocked an Ole Miss field goal. Shonquille “Snoop” Byers played exceptionally well, making 7 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and almost caused an interception. But the highlight of the defense goes to Donelle Williams. He had 10 tackles to give him a career total of 281 and a new all time PC record breaking NFL star “Justin Bethel’s” record of 280.

Overall, the game was a blowout or at least the score would suggest it as one though the  action on the field says differently. Ole Miss goes on to a 8-2 record and PC has a 5-5 record. PC will play their final season game next week against the Gardner Webb Bulldogs. So be sure to come out and support them in their final contest.

Players of the Game goes to:

Offense- Ryan Bristow

Defensive- Donelle Williams

Special teams- Steve Osondu