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NCAA Game Summary - Fresno State at Ole Miss



(Saturday, September 25th)

Final Score: Ole Miss 55, Fresno State 38

Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Brandon Bolden ran for a career-best 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns, as the Ole Miss Rebels outlasted the Fresno State Bulldogs, 55-38, in a non-conference shootout at Vaught-Hemingway in Oxford.

Jeff Scott added 74 rushing yards and a score for Ole Miss (2-2), which rolled up 425 yards on the ground. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli tacked on 59 yards to the ground attack, while throwing for 153 yards and two scores on 8-of-12 pass attempts.

Ryan Colburn turned in noteworthy performance in the loss for Fresno State (2-1), completing 32-of-42 pass attempts for 390 yards and four touchdowns. Jamel Hamler caught eight balls for 130 yards and a score, while Matt Lindsey finished with six receptions for 102 yards.

The Bulldogs opened the game's scoring with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Colburn to Robbie Rouse.

Ole Miss responded with 21 straight points. Enrique Davis first scored on an eight-yard run before Melvin Harris hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass from Masoli towards the end of the opening quarter. Less than a minute into the second quarter, Scott scored on a 55-yard run.

Fresno State stopped the spurt with a 50-yard field goal Kevin Goessling.

Bryson Rose, though, hit a pair of field goals late in the frame to give Ole Miss a 27-10 lead at the intermission.

The Rebels added to their lead 18 seconds into the third quarter, as Bolden broke free on a 71-yard run to paydirt.

Minutes later Jesse Grandy took back a punt 51 yards for a score and a 41-10 advantage.

Colburn tried to rally the Bulldogs, as he threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Hamler and a three-yard scoring strike to Austin Raphael just minutes apart in the third quarter.

Bolden responded for the Rebels with a four-yard touchdown run with just under 10 minutes to go.

Fresno State, however, refused to go quietly and made it a 48-38 game after a one-yard touchdown pass from Colburn to Tapa Taumoepeau and a two-yard run to paydirt by Michael Harris.

The Rebels, though, put the finishing touches on the game with a late 14-yard touchdown run by Bolden.

09/26 00:10:38 ET


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