Corral named Walter Camp offensive player of the week


NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – For the second week in a row, quarterback Ole Miss Matt Corral was named FBS Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.

Corral tied a program record with seven touchdowns and totaled 403 yards in the Rebels’ 61-21 win over Tulane on Saturday.

The Ventura, Calif. Native finished the game 23 for 31 for 335 for three touchdowns and a career-high four rushing touchdowns.

Corral is the first player in SEC history with three assists and four assists in one game. Former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (2012) is the only other FBS QB to ever accomplish this feat.

Corral threw a touchdown pass in 15 straight games, the third longest streak in school history. He only trails Chad Kelly (22) and Eli Manning (16). Corral now ranks 4th at Ole Miss with 46 career touchdown passes and 6th in Ole Miss’s career record books with 5,935 passing yards.

Corral joins former quarterback Denard Robinson (Michigan, September 5-12, 2010) and Lamar Jackson (Louisville, September 4-11, 2016) as recipients of the Walter Camp Player of Week. He also joins Jackson, Case Keenum (Houston), Jarvis Jones (Georgia), Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) and Colt McCoy (Texas) as triple player of the week recipients.

Ole Miss will have an open week this weekend before heading to Tuscaloosa on October 2 to take on Alabama, the best.

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