Tuesday, December 6, 2022

John Cofield's O&OM– Dexter McCluster

JOHN COFIELD'S 'OXFORD & OLE MISS –– DEXTER McCLUSTERRebel fans may have to go back to the days of Archie Manning to find a single player who excited the Ole Miss faithful more than Dexter McCluster. In his last game as a Rebel, McCluster gave Ole Miss fans a Cotton Bowl to remember. Dexter rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead two-yard run on a direct snap with 4:03 left in the 4th quarter.
He also had five catches for 45 yards for a total 229 all-purpose yards. McCluster was the obvious standout, the game’s offensive MVP for the second year in a row.
Earlier that season, Dexter McCluster set a new high-water mark in the SEC by becoming the first player in league history with more than 1,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in one season. Dexter was also a part of probably the biggest single play Rebel fans have seen in quite a few years … that halfback pass against LSU.