REPLAY: Ole Miss football defeats Georgia Tech 48-23

OXFORD — Ole Miss football will be out to score a third consecutive win to begin the 2023 season when Lane Kiffin's team hosts Georgia Tech at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday.

The No. 19 Rebels (2-0) trounced the Yellow Jackets (1-1) in Atlanta last season, but Georgia Tech looks much improved under new coach Brent Key, who was once on Nick Saban's coaching staff with Kiffin at Alabama.

Ole Miss will hope to continue its defensive momentum after a dominating second half on the road against Tulane last week against a rejuvenated Georgia Tech offense led by Texas A&M transfer quarterback Haynes King.

On offense, the Rebels likely will be without several of Jaxson Dart's key receiving targets due to injury. That makes it important that Ole Miss runs the ball effectively with Quinshon Judkins, something the Rebels have not yet achieved in 2023.

Ole Miss game time, TV channel, betting odds today vs. Georgia Tech

  • KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. CT

  • TV: SEC Network

  • BETTING ODDS: Ole Miss -18.5

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Ole Miss football score updates vs. Georgia Tech

Final score: Ole Miss 48, Georgia Tech 23

Fourth Quarter

Ole Miss 48, Georgia Tech 23: Rebels quick to bite back

Less than a minute after Georgia Tech's touchdown, Ole Miss grabbed one last rushing touchdown before the clock ran out. Running back Matt Jones completed a 36 yard rush with 49 seconds left in the game followed by a good PAT.

Ole Miss 41, Georgia Tech 23: Late touchdown by Georgia Tech

Although Ole Miss has made it clear they want to etch a win, Georgia Tech secures a 14 yard reception with the help wide receiver Avery Boyd. However a failed PAT leaves the Yellowjackets at 41-23.

Ole Miss 41, Georgia Tech 17: Rebels finishing off strong

In a 41 second drive, Ole Miss secures its second touchdown in a row with a 1 yard rush by running back Quinshon Judkins. After PAT Rebels lead 41-17.

Ole Miss 34, Georgia Tech 17: Major throw by Dart late in the fourth

Six minutes on the board and quarterback Jaxson Dart goes deep with a 68 yard pass to wide receiver Jordan Watkins to secure the touchdown. After PAT the Rebels continue to lead 34-17.

Ole Miss 27, Georgia Tech 17: Ole Miss protecting the lead with a FG

With Georgia Tech making a late surge on the field, Ole Miss opts to take a field goal to add insurance and gives itself a ten point gap. Kicker Caden Davis makes a 45 yard field goal to bring the Rebles lead to 27-17 with less than eight minutes on the board.

Ole Miss 24, Georgia Tech 17: Singleton reception brings back the competition

Wide receiver Eric Singleton makes a 15 yard reception to bring another Yellowjacket touchdown with 10 minutes left of the game. After a good PAT Georgia Tech trails Ole Miss 24-17.

Third Quarter

Ole Miss 24, Georgia Tech 10: King grabs Tech's first TD

After going almost three quarters without seeing the end zone, the Yellowjackets finally secure a touchdown to finally see double digits thanks to Haynes King's 1 yard rush. After PAT Georgia Tech still trails Ole Miss 24-10 with two minutes left in the third.

Ole Miss 24, Georgia Tech 3: Jaxson Dart's second rush of the day

For the second time in the game, quarterback Jaxson Dart makes a 6 yard rush to inflate the Rebels score. After the PAT, Ole Miss stays safe in the lead with six minutes left in the third quarter.

Ole Miss 17, Georgia Tech 3: Ulysses Bentley with a big rush

Running back Ulysses Bentley adds on to Ole Miss's score with a 21 yard rushing touchdown to finish the two minute scoring drive. After the PAT the Rebels continue to lead 17-3.

Second Quarter

Ole Miss 10, Georgia Tech 3: Yellowjackets on the board

With a minute left in the second quarter, Georgia Tech finally lands a field goal to bring some action into the quiet second quarter. Kicker Aidan Birr secures a 22 yard field goal for the Yellowjackets to trail 10-3.

First Quarter

Ole Miss 10, Georgia Tech 0: Rebels first TD of the day

Thanks to quarterback Jaxson Dart, the Rebels picked up a 1 yard rushing touchdown to extend their lead. The PAT is good and the score is 10-0 with three minutes left in the quarter.

Ole Miss 3, Georgia Tech 0: FG to get things going

At the 12:38 mark of the first quarter, the Rebels wrapped up the two minute drive with a 47 yard field goal by kicker Caden Davis to get an early lead.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: REPLAY: Ole Miss finishes off Georgia Tech 48-23