Ole Miss play #23Cal in physical match-up

After 2 offensively powered games, rebels face a tough defensive backfield

Ole Miss play #23Cal in physical match-up
Ole Miss are coming off another offensive breakout performance. This week it was former Jackson Prep phenom Jerrion Ealy running all over Southereastern. (Source: OLE MISS PRODUCTIONS)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Ole Miss is coming off another offensive breakout performance.

This week it was former Jackson Prep phenom Jerrion Ealy running all over Southereastern.

Ealy set an Ole Miss single-game freshman record with over 270 all-purpose yards.

This week the rebels have a ranked opponent coming to Vaught-Hemingway.

The #23 Cal Golden Bears is a team with a senior-led defense. A physical test for Coach Matt Luke and the rebels.

“Cal is a very good football team. Watching them on tape, the first thing that jumps out is how good and physical they are on defense. They have one of the best secondaries we’ll face all year. It’s seniors across the board on the defensive front. They have the leading returning tackler in the FBS coming back in (Evan) Weaver, their middle linebacker. He plays extremely hard and they are very good in the secondary. Offensively, they grind it out. Their quarterback (Chase Garbers) has been very good. He hurts you with his legs and also throwing the football, so it’s going to be a tremendous challenge. It should be a great atmosphere in Vaught-Hemingway Saturday, and we’re looking forward to it," said Luke.

Ole Miss will play at 11 a.m. on Saturday against #23 Cal.

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