Scores

Final

Samford 10

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Ole Miss 34

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 7 0 0 310
MISS 3 17 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: J. Snead (MISS) - 222 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Eason (MISS) - 13 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Wallace (MISS) - 4 REC, 101 YDS

Ole Miss rolls Samford with 31 unanswered points

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Marshay Green scored on a 77-yard punt return and Mississippi used 31 unanswered points to easily defeat Samford 34-10 on Saturday night.

The Rebels (2-1) struggled early with the Bulldogs of the Championship Subdivision, who led 7-6 until the final four minutes of the first half. Then Ole Miss had consecutive touchdown drives of 53, 91 and 63 yards late in the second quarter and early in the third period.

Ole Miss led 20-7 at halftime as Brandon Bolden and Cordera Eason had touchdown runs of six and 12 yards, respectively. Jevan Snead threw for 222 yards.

The Rebels dominated the second half, scoring on the opening series on a five-yard run by Enrique Davis. Ole Miss finished with 424 yards on offense.

Samford (2-1) scored on a 13-yard run by Riley Hawkins with 1:09 left in the first period for a 7-3 lead. The touchdown was set up by a 36-yard interception return by Jeremy Richardson.

That set up the Ole Miss offensive outburst, stopped on a 25-yard field goal by John Paul Fraites with 5:03 remaining. Samford finished with198 yards in total offense, did not turn the ball over and had a pair of interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
MISS
1st Downs1423
Total Yards198424
Passing124228
Rushing74196
Penalties4-304-42
3rd Down Conversions8-194-9
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers02
Possession34:0825:52

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro16/221245.600
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Snead13/242229.302

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans23492.1012
Hawkins11313.0113
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eason13685.2112
Bolden8425.3111

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lowery45513.8024
Covington4297.3010
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wallace410125.3042
Breaux34013.3029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMMISS
FG04:15Joshua Shene 33 Yd 03
TD01:09Riley Hawkins 13 Yd Run (John Paul Fraites Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERSAMMISS
FG13:03Joshua Shene 38 Yd 76
TD03:52Brandon Bolden 6 Yd Run (Joshua Shene Kick) 713
TD00:59Cordera Eason 12 Yd Run (Joshua Shene Kick) 720
THIRD QUARTERSAMMISS
TD11:10Enrique Davis 4 Yd Run (Joshua Shene Kick) 727
FOURTH QUARTERSAMMISS
TD13:28Marshay Green 77 Yd Punt Return (Joshua Shene Kick) 734
FG05:03John Paul Fraites 35 Yd 1034