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By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Ole Miss kicker Bryson Rose connected on a 31-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game and the Rebels defeated Arkansas 30-27. The Bryson field goal capped off an eight-play, 61-yard drive to clinch the game for Hugh Freeze’s squad.
The Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3 SEC) outgained the Rebels by over 100 yards on the afternoon, but the Rebels (5-3, 2-2) were aided by 12 Arkansas penalties on the game. Jeff Scott led the Rebels on the ground with 50 yards and a score, and dynamic quarterback Bo Wallace picked up 316 total yards to go along with a passing touchdown.
Tyler Wilson threw two touchdowns of his own to Chris Gragg and Alex Voelzke, but the senior was picked off twice by the Rebel defense. Cobi Hamilton had another stellar game at wide-out for the Hogs, snagging 12 catches for 146 yards. Dennis Johnson had a big game on the ground for the Razorbacks, running for 161 yards and a score.
Randall Mackey nearly hit the 100-yard mark for Ole Miss, grabbing seven passes for 99 yards. After going winless in conference play a season ago, Ole Miss has now won consecutive SEC games in Freeze’s first year at the helm.
Passing – Bo Wallace, 29-for-37, 278 yards, TD, INT
Rushing – Jeff Scott, 21 car, 50 yards, TD
Receiving – Randall Mackey, 7 rec, 99 yards
Passing – Tyler Wilson, 24-for-43, 297 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing – Dennis Johnson, 27 car, 161 yards, TD
Receiving – Cobi Hamilton, 12 rec, 146 yards
· Ole Miss is now just one win shy of being bowl eligible. The Rebels haven’t made a bowl game since 2009.
· The win for Ole Miss marked the Rebels’ first SEC road win since Oct. 3, 2009.
· This game was the first this season that Ole Miss won despite failing to score first.