Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) – Following tough losses against two SEC West
foes, Ole Miss let off some steam against an FCS opponent.
Bo Wallace passed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half, and
the No. 12 Rebels rolled to a 48-0 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.
Wallace threw touchdown passes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders in the
first quarter and rushed for a score during a 21-point second quarter as the
Rebels (8-2) shook off losses to LSU and Auburn with their first win since
Mark Dodson rushed for 128 yards for the Rebels in the first half, almost all
of it coming on touchdown carries of 65 and 62 yards in the second quarter.
Jordan Wilkins added 10 carries for 171 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown.
Ole Miss suffered a heartbreaker against Auburn last week, losing on a goal-
line fumble that also resulted in a season-ending broken leg to wide receiver
It dropped the Rebels seven spots from No. 4 to No. 11 in the College Football
Playoffs rankings — all but eliminating them from contention for one of the
national semifinal spots.
They are on a bye next week before ending the regular season with games at
Arkansas on Nov. 22 and against current No. 1 Mississippi State on Nov. 29.
Heys McMath was 9-of-17 passing for 59 yards for Presbyterian (5-5).
The Blue Hose play in the Big South.
Wallace and Sanders connected for a 66-yard touchdown on the second play of
the first drive and a 23-yard score with 1:21 remaining in the first quarter
to give the Rebels a 14-0 lead.
Dodson dodged two tacklers on a 65-yard touchdown run up the gut early in the
second quarter, and linebacker Serderius Bryant’s 22-yard interception return
set up Wallace’s 9-yard touchdown on a scramble that ended with his dive near
the right pylon.
The Rebels took a 35-0 halftime lead on Dodson’s 62-yard touchdown run with
1:10 remaining before the break.
DeVante Kincade threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Jones in the third
quarter and Wilkins’ 73-yard run came in the fourth.
Ole Miss has won four straight and 10 of its last 11 games against FCS teams
… C.J. Moore blocked a punt for the Rebels in the first quarter.