NCAA Game Summary - Arkansas at Ole Miss|
(Saturday, November 9)
Final Score: Ole Miss 34, Arkansas 24
Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Bo Wallace threw for 407 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the Ole Miss Rebels to a 34-24 win over the Arkansas
Razorbacks in an SEC showdown at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Wallace converted 26-of-33 passes, was sacked twice and had a pair of attempts
picked off as the Rebels (6-3, 3-3 SEC) notched their third straight win.
Donte Moncrief accounted for a game-high 149 receiving yards and scored once
on seven catches, while Ja-Mes Logan turned his five receptions into 110 yards
and a TD as well.
With the victory the Rebels made themselves bowl eligible for the second
straight year under head coach Hugh Freeze.
The Razorbacks (3-7, 0-6), losers of seven in a row after opening the 2013
campaign with three consecutive victories, were led by Brandon Allen who
converted 18-of-32 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
Arkansas scored the first points of the afternoon on a 51-yard field goal by
Zach Hocker after the opening drive stalled.
Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter countered later in the frame with a 42-yard
field goal of his own, adding a 19-yard conversion early in the second as
well. Between those two successful kicks, the Rebels posted the first
touchdown of the day when Barry Brunetti reached the end zone on a one-yard
At the 2:43 mark of the second quarter, Arkansas closed the scoring gap when
Hunter Henry reeled in a 17-yard TD pass from Allen, capping a six-play, 80-
yard drive. But before the first half could come to a close, Ole Miss
answered with a 14-yard TD pass play between Wallace and Laquon Treadwell,
building the hosts a 20-10 advantage at the break.
Early in the third the Razorbacks again cut into the lead, thanks to a Kiero
Small one-yard touchdown run, but once again Ole Miss had a response.
In fact, the Rebels scored back-to-back touchdowns as Wallace hooked up with
Logan and Moncrief on scoring strikes of 75 and 52 yards, respectively, in the
final five minutes of the stanza.
Trailing by 17 in the fourth, Arkansas had one last gasp with a 20-yard TD
pass between Allen and Julian Horton, but by then it was too little, too
Arkansas surrendered 531 yards of total offense on the day and converted a
mere 3-of-12 on third downs.
11/09 17:14:43 ET