Rebels shut down Trojans New appointed head coach Keith Stone has his first marquee win under his belt, following a 23-14 win over the USC Trojans.USC got things started on the first drive of the game marching down the field before QB Max Wittek crossed the goal line from one yard out in what turned out to be the only score of the first quarter. Ole Miss put together a nice drive at the end of the first/beginning of the second only to take a sack in the redzone and settle for a FG with 7:54 left in the half. After a 3 and out by USC and good field position, the Rebels seemed poised to take control of the game, before an interception cut their drive short. The teams exchanged punts before QB Bo Wallace found his TE Morgan in the end zone from 6 yards out for a 10-7 lead with :51 in the first half and Ole Miss seemed to have the momentum going into half. USC answered quickly on a Silas Redd 3 yard touchdown with :36 seconds left on drive that was aided by a facemask penalty. Ole Miss coach Keith Stone kept his composure and kneeled on the ball to end the half instead of risking turning it over. Ole Miss came out in the second half on a mission, storming down the field on a 75 yard drive capped off by a 3 yard Scott TD run for the only score of the third quarter. Ole Miss appeared to be driving to start the 4th until a fumble by WR Moncrief in Trojan territory kept them from taking control of the game. After a USC punt, Ole Miss finished what they started on the drive before driving the length of the field before stalling out at the two yard line and settling for a 21 yard field goal for a 20-14 lead with 4:54 left. USC started from their 25 yard line after a touchback on the kickoff and Ole Miss's youth showed its face again as they were tagged for a roughing the passer penalty on 2nd and 10. After stopping the Trojans next three plays Lane Kiffin decided it was go time 3:19 left, and a dropped pass on 4th and 2 from their own 45 with 3:19 left put Ole Miss in great position.Ole Miss would continue their mental and physical breakdown of the USC defense taking it into the red zone before being stopped on 3rd down and settled for another red zone field goal for a 23-14 lead with :30 seconds left. Robert Nkemdiche recorded his second sack of the game to end it on the next USC possession. Thoughts from coach Stone:I'm really proud of my team right now. We came out and shutdown the best WR in college football holding him to 3 receptions for 37 yards. We did have the two turnovers, but our defense held tight especially when they reached midfield and really had some key stops. I like our balance on offense, Wallace called a great game took what the defense gave him completing 20-33 for 269 yard and a touchdown. Also big props to the OL and running game, it was just effective enough to keep us balanced and Scott was a workhorse carrying the ball 26 times for 91 yards. 3rd downs were the key for us today, our running game kept us in 3rd and short and we were an effective 6-12 opposed to USC who was 4-12. Defensively I was shocked by our pressure, recording 5 sack and we gave up some plays in the passing game but key third down stops and taking away the running game made up for it. Good learning game going forward we need to work on protecting the football and forcing some turnovers, and more consistency on offense. All in all great effort from the team today, we didn't roll over when we seen who we were playing, took their best shot and stood victorious in the end.