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By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
OXFORD, Miss. – After starting the Hugh Freeze era on the right foot a week ago, Ole Miss welcomed the UTEP Miners to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday for the second of four straight non-conference games to start the season. Thanks to another strong performance from quarterback Bo Wallace, the Rebels emerged with a 28-10 win in Oxford.
Facing a stingy UTEP squad that provided a stiff challenge for No. 5 Oklahoma on Sept. 1, Wallace and the Rebels (2-0) were propelled in this game by a strong first half showing. Just as he did a week ago, Wallace was effective with his arm and with his legs. In the first half, the sophomore signal-caller threw two touchdown passes and scored another touchdown on a 4-yard run.
Wallace connected with H.R. Greer early in the fourth quarter to give Ole Miss an 18-point advantage, and the Rebels continued to use their running game to subdue the Miners (0-2) from that point on. The ground game was huge for the home team in this one, as Ole Miss finished with a 332-37 rushing advantage.
With his four total scores on Saturday, Wallace has now accounted for seven touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season.
Passing – Bo Wallace, 15-of-22, 174 yards, 3 TD
Rushing – Jeff Scott, 13 car, 113 yards
Receiving – Donte Moncrief, 3 rec, 72 yards, TD
Passing – Nick Lamaison, 21-of33, 213 yards, TD
Rushing – Autrey Golden, 12 car, 53 yards
Receiving – Michael Edwards, 9 rec, 88 yards