Ole Miss Quarterback Matt Coral, a potential first-round draft pick, suffered a right leg injury in the first quarter of Saturday night’s defeat of the rebels against the No. 7 Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. Pierce came to the goal on goal Maxwell and deflected a third down as Ole miss cleared the goal to push Miss out of the convenient field goal range.
Corel was down for several minutes and needed help to leave the field. He was eventually thrown from the injury tent into the cart, and although ESPN’s broadcast indicated that he suspected a return, Corel later appeared on the side of the crutch. Coach Lane Kiffin said Corel’s X-ray came in negative after the 21-7 defeat.
The real newcomer is Luke Altmeier – a native of Starkville, Mississippi – who was inducted into the game by Giffen in the absence of Corel. A former four-star prospect in the 2021 recruitment cycle, Altmyer completed 5 of 9 passes for 18 yards in limited action this season, and he threw two interceptions against the Bears in New Orleans.
As a junior, Corel was previously announced for the 2022 NFL Draft. He is the number. 1 quarterback and no. 10 rated as an overall opportunity CBS Sports Prospect Ranking. Heismann’s candidate completed 68.4% of his passes at 3,339 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions into the sugar bowl.