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Chad Kelly breaks Ole Miss record for consecutive games with passing TD

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Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly threw a touchdown in the second quarter versus the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, his 17th consecutive game with a passing touchdown. Coming into the weekend tied with former Rebels quarterback Eli Manning, Kelly now has the school record.

The senior gunslinger opened up the second-quarter scoring with a 55-yard deep ball to wide receiver DeMarkus Lodge. For a bit of insurance, he later connected with tight end Evan Engram for a nine-yard score to give the Rebels a commanding 31-0 lead over the Bulldogs heading into the locker room.

Kelly got off to a hot start to open up 2016 during the opening-week clash versus the Florida State Seminoles. What was thought to be smooth sailing for the senior and his club turned into a nightmare, as Kelly’s three interceptions helped the ‘Noles erase a double-digit deficit to steal the game.

He got back on track in Week 2 versus Wofford, though, as Kelly compiled three touchdowns through the air and finished the game with a 178.9 QBR. Last weekend versus the Crimson Tide, it was the defense that coughed up yet another double-digit lead. Kelly’s season-high 421 yards — as well as three scores — went for naught in the home loss to Saban and Alabama, which put a real damper on Ole Miss’s chances at a playoff berth.

The Rebels are cruising on Saturday behind the quarterback, who entered halftime with 233 yards on 13-of-17 passing. The narrative for Ole Miss has been squandering leads but the Rebels aren’t letting the hangover from last week’s loss affect them versus the Bulldogs.

Chad Kelly breaks Ole Miss record for consecutive games with passing TD

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