NCAA Game Summary - Texas-El Paso at Ole Miss|
(Saturday, September 8th)
Final Score: Ole Miss 28, Texas-El Paso 10
Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Bo Wallace tallied four total touchdowns as the
Ole Miss Rebels downed the Texas-El Paso Miners, 28-10, in a non-conference
bout at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Wallace was a dual threat for Ole Miss (2-0), completing 15-of-22 passes for
174 yards and three touchdowns while adding another 53 yards and a score on
the ground. Jeff Scott gained 113 yards rushing on just 13 carries and Donte
Moncrief recorded three catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.
For UTEP (0-2), Nick Lamaison went 21-of-33 on his pass attempts for 213 yards
and a touchdown, but was also sacked five times on the night. Michael Edwards
(nine catches, 88 yards) and Jordan Leslie (six catches, 80 yards, TD) each
had good receiving outputs, but the Miners' rushing attack was non-existent,
gaining just 37 yards on 30 carries.
Ole Miss struck first at the 10:32 mark of the first quarter when Wallace
completed his first pass of the game for a 55-yard touchdown to Moncrief.
Wallace connected on another big play early in the second quarter - this time
on a 51-yard touchdown strike to Jaylen Walton - to give the Rebels a 14-0
With less than a minute left in the second quarter, Wallace ran in a four-yard
touchdown to give Ole Miss a convincing 21-0 advantage heading into halftime.
UTEP finally got on the scoreboard a few minutes into the second half when
Lamaison connected on a 26-yard touchdown strike to Leslie to bring the Miners
within striking distance, 21-7.
The Miners inched closer to the lead later in the third quarter when Steven
Valadez knocked through a 37-yard field goal.
The Rebels put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter after Wallace
tallied his fourth score of the game on a three-yard pass to H.R. Greer.
The two wins for the Rebels already matches their total from the entire 2011
09/08 23:15:38 ET