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October 27, 2012

Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27 - Gamer/box

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Ole Miss' Bo Wallace and Bryson Rose liked winning a Southeastern Conference game so much that they decided to do it again.

Rose kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give the Rebels a 30-27 victory over Arkansas on Saturday. The win is the second straight in the Southeastern Conference for Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2), which snapped a 16-game league losing streak in its last game against Auburn.

Rose's field goal was his third of the game, including a career-best 53-yarder that put Ole Miss up 27-20 early in the fourth quarter.

The Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3) tied the game at 27-27 with 2:09 remaining on a 4-yard touchdown run by Dennis Johnson, who finished with a career-high 161 yards.

However, Wallace -- who finished with 278 yards passing -- directed Ole Miss on an eight-play, 61-yard drive that set up Rose's game-winning field goal.

The win gave Ole Miss its first back-to-back SEC wins since late in the 2009 season, which is also the last time the school reached a bowl game. The Rebels, who were a combined 1-15 in the conference the last two seasons, are now one win away from bowl eligibility in coach Hugh Freeze's first season.

Ole Miss trailed 10-0 early before rallying to take a 21-17 halftime lead after Jeff Scott's 1-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds remaining in the half. The score capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive that took just 1:01 off the clock.

Wallace accounted for 316 yards of total offense for the Rebels. The sophomore, who ran for, passed for and caught a touchdown two weeks ago against Auburn, finished 29 of 37 passing -- including a 4-yard touchdown pass to Vince Sanders in the first half.

On the game-winning drive, Wallace accounted for 38 yards -- 355 passing and 13 rushing. He was 3 of 4 passing on the drive, including a 14-yard completion to Scott on a third-and-9 to keep the drive moving. Wallace's final play was a 13-yard run through the heart of the Arkansas defense to set up Rose's game-winning kick.

The Razorbacks had won two straight entering the game, and they nearly overcame a blocked punt that led to an Ole Miss touchdown and a pair of interceptions by quarterback Tyler Wilson. Arkansas outgained the Rebels 464-355 in total yardage, and Wilson finished 24 of 43 passing for 297 yards, but it couldn't stop Ole Miss when it needed to the most.

Johnson nearly single-handily helped the Razorbacks tie the game late in the fourth quarter. After Wilson opened the drive with a 9-yard completion to Cobi Hamilton -- who finished with 12 catches for 146 yards -- Johnson gained 41 yards on his next two carries.

The senior then bowled his way into the end zone from 5 yards out on his third straight carry, capping a four-play, 55-yard drive.

Arkansas left 2:09 on the clock, however, which proved exactly the right amount of time for the resurgent Rebels.



Arkansas: Zach Hocker 22 yd FG
Arkansas: Chris Gragg 42 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick)
Ole Miss: Vince Sanders 4 yd pass from Bo Wallace (Bryson Rose kick)
Ole Miss: Barry Brunetti 1 yd run (Bryson Rose kick)
Arkansas: Alex Voelzke 6 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick)
Ole Miss: Jeff Scott 1 yd run (Bryson Rose kick)
Ole Miss: Bryson Rose 27 yd FG
Arkansas: Zach Hocker 41 yd FG
Ole Miss: Bryson Rose 53 yd FG
Arkansas: Dennis Johnson 5 yd run (Zach Hocker kick)
Ole Miss: Bryson Rose 31 yd FG
ArkansasOle Miss
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS2422
TOTAL NET YARDS464355
Total Plays8074
Average Gain5.84.8
NET YARDS RUSHING16777
Rushes3737
Average per rush4.52.1
NET YARDS PASSING297278
Completions-attempted24-4329-37
Sacked33
Yards Lost-25-26
TOTAL TURNOVERS22
Interceptions21
Fumbles Lost01
OTHER
Penalties125
Penalty Yards7033
Time of Possesion32:5027:10
Punts66
Punt Average32.541
Return Yards10106
ArkansasCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT
Tyler Wilson2443297226.9
Ole MissCMPATTYDSTDINTYDS/ATT
Bo Wallace2937278117.5
ArkansasATTYDSTDAVG
Dennis Johnson2716116.0
Jonathan Williams52805.6
Knile Davis2301.5
Tyler Wilson3-250-8.3
Ole MissATTYDSTDAVG
Jeff Scott215012.4
Bo Wallace113803.5
Barry Brunetti2211.0
Randall Mackey3-130-4.3
ArkansasATTYDSTDAVG
Cobi Hamilton12146012.2
Chris Gragg355118.3
Julian Horton330010.0
Dennis Johnson31906.3
Knile Davis123023.0
Javontee Herndon118018.0
Alex Voelzke1616.0
Ole MissATTYDSTDAVG
Donte Moncrief86007.5
Randall Mackey799014.1
Jeff Scott54609.2
Vince Sanders54018.0
Ja-Mes Logan332010.7
H.R. Greer1101.0


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