Scores

Final

Ole Miss 14

(4-6, 1-5 SEC)

Tennessee 52

(4-6, 1-5 SEC)

Coverage: CBS

12:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
MISS 0 14 0 014
TENN 21 10 14 752

Top Performers

Passing: T. Bray (TENN) - 323 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Bolden (MISS) - 12 CAR, 113 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Hunter (TENN) - 3 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter connect to give Tennessee first SEC win of season

Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Justin Hunter, and Tauren Poole ran for two more as Tennessee got its first Southeastern Conference win of the season with a 52-14 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

It's also Derek Dooley's first SEC win as Tennessee's coach and first streak of two wins. The Vols have never gone a season without an SEC win and have won at least three conference games every season since 1977.

It also snapped Tennessee's six-game losing streak against SEC West opponents.

On Tennessee's first play from scrimmage, Bray attempted a pass to Gerald Jones which was tipped by Mississippi's Jonathan Cornell right into the hands of Justin Hunter. Hunter had 80 yards of green space and took it all the way to the end zone.

The Vols (4-6, 1-5) were in control the whole game, thanks to Bray's passing. The Vols had only seven yards on the ground in the first half but countered it with 265 yards by air.

By the end of the game, Tennessee had outgained Ole Miss 441 yards to 295 on offense.

Bray finished 18 for 34 with 323 yards. In two games as the starter, Bray has completed 37 of 67 for 648 yards and eight touchdowns without turning the ball over.

Hunter had 114 yards on three catches and Poole had 107 yards on 12 carries.

Ole Miss (4-6, 1-5) couldn't get its offense going with Masoli being pressured by the Vols' defensive line all day. The Rebels entered the game having given up only seven sacks in eight games, but the Vols took Masoli down twice and sacked backup Nathan Stanley once.

Tennessee took a 21-0 lead with 2:33 left in the first quarter when Eric Gordon picked off a pass by Masoli at the Rebels 46 and ran it back for a touchdown. Prentiss Waggner returned another Masoli interception for a score, his third touchdown on an interception return this season, setting a Tennessee record.

Masoli finished 7-for-18 with 80 yards, three interceptions and no touchdowns, and the quarterback known for his scrambling abilities had even less success on the ground with 22 yards rushing.

Mississippi entered the game with a ground game that ranked second in the SEC and 13th in the nation, and the Rebels tailbacks did their best to make up for Masoli's struggles. Brandon Bolden ran for 113 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 17 yards and 2 yards for the Rebels' only scores.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MISS
TENN
1st Downs1420
Total Yards295441
Passing99323
Rushing196118
Penalties6-726-45
3rd Down Conversions2-127-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers50
Possession29:2730:33

Passing Leaders

Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masoli7/18804.403
TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bray18/343239.530

Rushing Leaders

Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bolden121139.4229
Davis11403.608
TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Poole121078.9236
Rogers22814.0017

Receiving Leaders

Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris34314.3026
Neat12222.0022
TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter311438.0280
Moore48822.0138

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMISSTENN
TD12:27Justin Hunter 80 Yd Pass From Tyler Bray (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 07
TD03:53Denarius Moore 17 Yd Pass From Tyler Bray (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 014
TD02:33Eric Gordon 46 Yd Interception Return (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERMISSTENN
TD14:54Brandon Bolden 17 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 721
TD06:35Justin Hunter 22 Yd Pass From Tyler Bray (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 728
TD01:54Brandon Bolden 2 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 1428
FG00:56Daniel Lincoln 43 Yd 1431
THIRD QUARTERMISSTENN
TD11:46Prentiss Waggner 10 Yd Interception Return (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 1438
TD07:27Tauren Poole 36 Yd Run (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 1445
FOURTH QUARTERMISSTENN
TD08:46Tauren Poole 35 Yd Run (Daniel Lincoln Kick) 1452

Research Notes

Tennessee held a 21-0 lead over Ole Miss in the 2nd quarter. Prior to today, the Vols biggest lead in an SEC game was 7-0 over Alabama

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