September 4, 2006

11 new players make their mark in first game

Ole Miss sent 11 freshmen to the field on Sunday versus the Memphis Tigers, more than played for the Rebels all last season.


Given the talent level of the freshman class combined with the relative thinness across the board on the Ole Miss depth chart, it's no surprise so many young players contributed to the Rebels' effort.


This just wasn't special teams mop up duty either. Each played a vital role in Ole Miss' win on Sunday.


The biggest name was freshman Dexter McCluster who racked up 268 all-purpose yards in his Ole Miss debut. That number was the fourth largest all-time for any Ole Miss player in a single game. He came just shy of tying another No. 22, Deuce McAllister, for third with 269 yards. Not bad for a kid just two weeks into college.

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