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    Ole Miss Eases Past Southeast Missouri State


    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    The Ole Miss Rebels raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead, then cruised home from there, beating Southeast Missouri State 31-13 in the Rebels' home opener on Saturday.

    Backup quarterback Barry Brunetti had a big game for the Rebels, rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown, while passing for another 48 yards.

    Starting quarterback Bo Wallace had a pair of touchdown passes in the game, including a 67-yard strike to Donte Moncrief in the second quarter.

    The Rebels were able to get several backups on the game, especially in the second half. In fact, nine Rebels carried the ball in the game.

    Statistical Leaders

    Southeast Missouri State

    Passing - Scott Latrhop, 16-24, 159 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

    Rushing - Ron Coleman, 13 carries, 45 yards

    Receiving - D.J. Foster, 6 receptions, 53 yards, 1 TD

    Ole Miss

    Passing - Bo Wallace, 8-15, 188 yards, 2 TD

    Rushing - Barry Brunetti, 18 carries, 111 yards, 1 TD

    Receiving - Donte Moncrief, 2 receptions, 74 yards, 1 TD

    Quick Notes:

    Ole Miss has now started 2-0 for the second straight season.

    The Rebels are riding a four-game winning streak, the longest since 2008.

    This game is Ole Miss' only home game in their first five games of the season.