With a career-high eight catches against Arkansas, Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief lifted his total number of receptions to 38 for the season, surpassing his 31 catches of a year ago. That figure led the team.
With four regular season games left, Vince Sanders and Ja-Mes Logan, each with 22 catches right now, could also conceivably pass the 31-catch mark.
“We just put hard work and dedication into practicing each practice like it is a real game. This offense definitely hasn’t reached it’s limit yet and we are still improving each practice and each game and once we get better at it is will be hard to stop us,” Moncrief said.
Moncrief has a team-high five touchdown catches right now, one more than his team-leading four touchdown catches last year.
Seven other Ole Miss players have one touchdown catch – including quarterback Bo Wallace.
In a game when the Ole Miss offense wasn’t at its best, Moncrief got up to eight catches in part because he was involved in a series where Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze threw thre quick sideline pass to him on three straight plays.
You could hear the murmuring of Arkansas fans until the Razorbacks loaded up that side of the field to stop the play.
“There have been other times. It’s just that once we catch the defense tired we feel like we can go right at them and run the same play until they stop it,” Moncrief said.
Moncrief is currently sixth in the SEC in receiving yards with 67.5 a game and fifth in receptions with 4.9 a game.
He believes the Ole Miss offense can be much more productive.
“We just put hard work and dedication into practicing each practice like it is a real game. This offense definitely hasn’t reached its limit yet, and we are still improving each practice and each game. Once we get better at it, it will be hard to stop us.”