Scores

Final

UTEP 10

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Ole Miss 28

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 0 10 010
MISS 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: B. Wallace (MISS) - 174 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Scott (MISS) - 12 CAR, 111 YDS

Receiving: J. Leslie (UTEP) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Bo Wallace accounts for 4 total TDs as Ole Miss tops UTEP

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Bo Wallace threw for three touchdown passes and ran for another Saturday night as Mississippi defeated Texas-El Paso 28-10, improving to 2-0 for only the second time in 10 seasons.

Wallace finished 15 of 22 for 174 yards and rushed 11 times for 53 yards as the Rebels built a 21-0 halftime lead. The Rebels finished with 538 yards of total offense, including 113 yards by Jeff Scott on 13 carries.

UTEP (0-2), after failing to score an offensive touchdown in six quarters, rallied to pull within 21-10 in the third quarter. Nick Lamaison finished 21 of 33 for 213 yards but was sacked five times and the Miners never seriously threatened in the final quarter.

Ole Miss set the tone on its opening possession, as Wallace's first completion was a 55-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief. The stop-and-go sideline route was the longest play of the game as Moncrief finished with three catches for 72 yards.

UTEP couldn't capitalize on a pair of second-quarter scoring opportunities. Lamaison was stopped on fourth-and-goal at the 3-yard line by tackle Gilbert Pena. On the ensuring series, reserve quarterback Carson Meger was picked off in the end zone by Rebels safety Cody Prewett.

Ole Miss broke it open with consecutive touchdown drives of 97 and 84 yards to push its advantage to 21-0. Wallace capped the initial drive with a 51-yard touchdown strike to Jaylen Walton and finished the final scoring series with a 4-yard run with 28 seconds left.

The Miners broke through on the opening series of the second half. Lamaison connected with Jordan Leslie on a 26-yard touchdown pass to pull within 21-7 with 10:57 left in the third quarter.

Steven Valadez added a 37-yard field goal with 2:58 left in the third to cut the deficit to 21-10. Ole Miss sealed it two series later, as Wallace capped a 69-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass to H. R. Greer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
MISS
1st Downs1725
Total Yards311538
Passing274208
Rushing37330
Penalties8-703-30
3rd Down Conversions5-157-12
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers13
Possession32:2327:37

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison21/332136.510
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wallace15/221747.930

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Golden11524.7022
Williams740.603
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott121119.3030
Mackey11666.0017

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards9889.8019
Leslie68013.3126
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moncrief37224.0155
Walton15151.0151

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPMISS
TD10:32Donte Moncrief 55 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUTEPMISS
TD10:03Jaylen Walton 51 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 014
TD00:28Bo Wallace 4 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERUTEPMISS
TD10:57Jordan Leslie 26 Yd Pass From Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez Kick) 721
FG02:58Steven Valadez 37 Yd 1021
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPMISS
TD11:18H.R. Greer 3 Yd Pass From Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose Kick) 1028