There is a time and a place for moral victories, and while no one wants them to be the norm, a rebuilding Ole Miss team playing at No. 1 Alabama was one of those places.
Ole Miss coaches and players know the team has improved from last year’s 2-10, 0-8 performance. Alabama provided a good measuring stick, and the Rebels showed improvement even from the last two weeks when they gave up almost 700 yards and 66 points to Texas.
So there’s value in defeat from Tuscaloosa. Now is the time for Ole Miss to reduce or eliminate turnovers, make some gains in the turnover margin category, get into the fourth quarter and end the SEC losing streak.
It stands at 15 games now, and there are seven opportunities ahead. When moral victories matter