Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2015 Rebels Shatter School Records

Marquis Haynes, photo by John Bowen
Marquis Haynes, photo by John Bowen

The 2015 season was one for the ages for the Ole Miss Rebels.

The culmination of a group of superbly talented players, Hugh Freeze and his staff’s up-tempo style of play, a renewed vigor in the Ole Miss fan base, and the opportunity for the highest levels of success in the Southeastern Conference Western Division produced a hallmark season in Oxford, Mississippi.

Ole Miss’ 48-20 victory over Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl capped the team’s first 10-win season since 2003 and the fourth straight season with a higher win total than the previous year. There were many other accomplishments the Rebels hadn’t achieved in quite some time, like a second straight nine-win regular season for the first time since 1962 and a fourth straight bowl game for the first time since 1971.

But what might have been most remarkable about the 2015 Ole Miss football season was the number of first-time achievements and school records.

A whopping 64 Ole Miss team and individual records were broken or tied in 2015, including most total yards, points, touchdowns and passing yards in a season. Quarterback Chad Kelly and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell made resounding cases for their status as Ole Miss icons with the number of records they set on the field – 17 and 15 respectively – surpassing such names as Eli Manning, Bo Wallace, Donte Moncrief and Chris Collins.

With Alabama winning the national championship, Ole Miss can say for the third time in its history that it was the national champion’s only loss. The Rebels also upended Notre Dame in 1977 and Florida in 2008.

The Rebels beat Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season for the first time ever. As if winning wasn’t hard enough, the Rebels went on the road to defeat the two Alabama schools in their state for the first time in a single season. The Rebels’ 38-27 Egg Bowl win over Mississippi State was their first in Starkville since 2003 and one of a school-record five total wins over ranked opponents.

Listed below are some of the notable Firsts and Mosts achieved by Ole Miss in 2015, as well as the entire list of the 64 new or tied school records.

  • First time with wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season
  • First time with road wins over Alabama and Auburn in the same season
  • First time beating Alabama in consecutive seasons
  • Most points Ole Miss has ever scored in Tuscaloosa
  • First SEC team to ever score 73+ points in consecutive games
  • Most wins over ranked teams (5)
  • Most 50-point games (4)
  • Most 500-yard games (6)
  • Most 600-yard games (3)
  • Laquon Treadwell was the Rebels’ first Biletnikoff Award finalist.
  • Robert Nkemdiche was the program’s first Paul Hornung Award finalist.
  • Hugh Freeze is the first Ole Miss coach to guide the Rebels to bowl appearances in each of his first four seasons.


Individual Single-Game Records: 3

Receptions – Laquon Treadwell, 14 vs. Memphis

Touchdown Receptions – Quincy Adeboyejo, 3 vs. Fresno State; Laquon Treadwell, 3 vs. Oklahoma State (tied)

PATs – Gary Wunderlich, 9 vs. Fresno State


Team Single-Game Records: 3

Passing Yards – 440 vs. Memphis

PATs – 10 vs. UT Martin; 10 vs. Fresno State

Consecutive PATs – 10 vs. UT Martin; 10 vs. Fresno State


Individual Single-Season Records: 26

Total Offense Yards – Chad Kelly, 4,542

Touchdowns Responsible For – Chad Kelly, 41

Total Yards Per Game – Chad Kelly, 349.4

Total Yards Per Play – Chad Kelly, 8.04

Passing Yards – Chad Kelly, 4,042

Passing Yards Per Game – Chad Kelly, 310.9

Touchdown Passes – Chad Kelly, 31 (tied)

Pass Efficiency – Chad Kelly, 155.8

Completions – Chad Kelly, 298

Completion Percentage – Chad Kelly, 65.1

Yards Per Pass – Chad Kelly, 8.8

250-Yard Passing Games – Chad Kelly, 10

300-Yard Passing Games – Chad Kelly, 8

Consecutive Games with 300 Passing Yards – Chad Kelly, 3 (tied)

Receptions – Laquon Treadwell, 82

Receptions Per Game – Laquon Treadwell, 6.31

Receiving Yards – Laquon Treadwell, 1,153

Receiving Yards Per Game – Laquon Treadwell, 88.7

Touchdown Receptions – Laquon Treadwell, 11

100-Yard Receiving Games – Laquon Treadwell, 6

Consecutive Games with a Touchdown Catch – Laquon Treadwell, 6

Consecutive Games with 100 Receiving Yards – Laquon Treadwell, 5

Most PATs Made – Gary Wunderlich, 63

Most PATs Attempted – Gary Wunderlich, 63

PAT Percentage – Gary Wunderlich, 1.000 (tied)

Sacks – Marquis Haynes, 10.0 (tied)


Team Single-Season Records: 15

Points – 531

Touchdowns – 68

Total Offense Yards – 6,731

Total Yards Per Game – 517.8

Passing Yards – 4,351

Passing Yards Per Game – 334.7

Passing Touchdowns – 35

Pass Completions – 318

Completion Percentage – 65.0

PATs – 66

PATs by Kicking – 66

First Downs – 341

Passing First Downs – 182

Penalty First Downs – 28

Interceptions Returned for Touchdown – 4 (tied)


Individual Career Records: 8

Total Yards Per Play – Chad Kelly, 8.04

Receptions – Laquon Treadwell, 202

Receptions Per Game – Laquon Treadwell, 5.77

Receiving Yards Per Game – Laquon Treadwell, 68.4

Receptions by a Tight End – Evan Engram, 97

Receiving Yards by a Tight End – Evan Engram, 1,394

Kickoff Returns – Jaylen Walton, 96

Kickoff Return Yards – Jaylen Walton, 2,036


Ole Miss Individual Bowl Game Records: 4

Total Offense Yards – Chad Kelly, 375

Passing Touchdowns – Chad Kelly, 4

Most Points Scored – Laquon Treadwell, 18 (tied)

Receiving Touchdowns – Laquon Treadwell, 3


Ole Miss Team Bowl Game Records: 5

Points Scored – 48

Touchdowns – 6 (tied)

Passing Touchdowns – 4

PATs – 6 (tied)

Total Yards – 554


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