By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss welcomed Troy to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday afternoon and took it to the Trojans in a dominating 51-21 win. Bo Wallace got it done through the air and on the ground for the Rebels (7-3), racking up 338 total yards and scoring four combined touchdowns in the rout.
Brandon Burks scored a rushing touchdown early for Troy (5-6) to knot the game at 7-7, but from that point on it would be all Ole Miss. The Rebs ran off 37 consecutive points after Burks’ trip the end zone to extinguish any hope of an upset for the Trojans.
If the scoreboard did not illustrate how lopsided of a game it was, the statistics certainly did. Ole Miss racked up 751 yards of offense on the afternoon - a program record - including nearly 400 yards on the ground. Contrarily, Troy managed just 313 yards in the loss while being held to negative yards on the ground.
Receiver Laquon Treadwell had a big game for the Rebs, snagging four passes for 53 yards and a pair of scores. Treadwell provided explosive plays for Mississippi, with his scoring receptions coming on throws of 23 and 25 yards, respectively.
Passing – Bo Wallace, 17-for-26, 272 yards, 3 TD
Rushing – Bo Wallace, 9 car, 66 yards, TD
Receiving – Jaylen Walton, 3 rec, 81 yards, TD
Passing – Corey Robinson, 24-for-36, 258 yards, INT
Rushing – Brandon Burks, 5 car, 8 yards, TD
Receiving – Chandler Worthy, 7 rec, 133 yards
• Saturday’s game marked the first ever meeting between Ole Miss and Troy in football.
• The Rebels have now eclipsed 500 yards of offense in each of their last four games.
• Ole Miss has never before hosted six straight home games in its previous 118 years of football.