The Emory Report

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    The Emory Report

    WEEK 1
    Emory Shocks #11 Ole Miss In Stunning Comeback Win

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    Thomas Dixon has a huge game hauling in 2 big TDs

    The Emory Eagles sure bursted on the scene in amazing fashion. The new football program in Atlanta, GA pulled out an amazing upset of #11 Ole Miss 50-43. In the first quarter Emory did not look intimidated of the Rebels, driving down the field on their first drive for a TD. Unfortunately Ole Miss decided to turn up the pressure and the Eagles began to fall apart. QB Willie Broussard was constantly knocked around by the Ole Miss blitz . The pressure forced Broussard to throw 3 bad interceptions. At the end of the first quarter the Eagles found themselves down 20-7. In the second half Ole Miss seemed to be on their way to the win dominating on the ground but Emory would not give up. Coach HotRod must have given the team quite the speech because the offense came out with a fury. Broussard started to take advantage of the blitz finding his wide receivers for big plays time and time again. His main target was Thomas Dixon,who pulled in 8 catches for 166 yards and 2 TDs. Emory found the weakness in the Ole Miss defense as the corner tried to press the Emory receivers. The problem for the Rebels, those receivers has a huge size advantage. at 6'4" Dixon was a man among boys. His partner in crime, 6'8" Andrew Chase made some big catches as well. In the 4th quarter down 7 points, the Eagles were on the ropes with Ole Miss in field goal position with under 2 minutes left. In a curious move, the Rebels ran a play action pass which Emory was ready for and threw an interception. 2 plays later Broussard hooked up with WR Curtis Sapp for the game tying TD. Both teams stopped each other in their next offensive drives. On the Emory punt with 14 seconds left, the Eagles forced a fumble and returned it for a TD to give them the win. It was a great start to the Eagle program, surely a game that will always be remembered.
     

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