SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here at Reynolds Razorback Stadium for today’s important SEC game between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks.Pre-Kickoff: We are just over 30 minutes from kickoff and there are no injuries to report and all Ole Miss players have been accounted for. That’s always good news. Stay tuned throughout the morning and afternoon for game updates and conclusion.
Rebels will get ball first after winning the coin toss. Rebels get first down on first drive of game. Rebels fail to convert on second third down situation of game. About to punt.
Rebels intercept Mallett on first Arkansas offensive play. Ball at the Ark. 30. Masoli sacked, fumbles, Arkansas has ball on its own 35.
ARKANAS scores first on five-play, 65-yard drive that lasted 1:42. Big play on the drive came on second play when Mallett found tight end D.J. Williams for a 46-yard gain. Knile Davis capped the drive with a 2-yard TD run at the 8:08 mark. Extra point provided by Zach Hocker. AR 7-0.
Rebels start third drive of game at their 20. Rebels unable to convert on third-and-six situation. Punt upcoming. Campbell records 66-yard punt. Arkansas gets the ball at its own 20.
Mallett makes short work of a long field driving the Razorbacks to the end zone in just three plays. Arkansas now up 14-0 following a 23-yard TD pass from Mallett to Greg Childs.
Ole Miss QB Masoli can’t complete another third down throw, Rebels punting again. Ole Miss holds Razorbacks on third down throw, barely. Forcing them to punt now.
Rebels start new drive at their 4, but pass interference penalty bails them out. First quarter comes to an end with a negative yard rush by Jeremiah Masoli.
Rebels’ stopped after driving into Arkansas territory. Hogs regain possession at their own 20. Rebels stop the Hogs on third down swing pass. Force a punt that Grandy does a good job returning. Ole Miss to start first full drive of second half at its own 28.
Arkansas’ Joe Adams returns a Ryan Campbell punt 97 yards for a touchdown. Hogs now up 21-0 with 6:02 left in the first half.
Ole Miss Jeff Scott rips off 45 yard run. First down at Ark. 18
Ole Miss ends the first half with a 22-yard field goal from Bryson Rose. Ole Miss totaled 145 yards in the opening half, Arkansas finished with 189. Hogs get the ball to start the third quarter up 21-3.
Arkansas moves 51 yards in 10 plays to score a 46-yard field goal from Zach Hocker. Good stop by Rebels to stay within 3 TDs of the Hogs at 24-3.
Jeff Scott’s 45-yard run sets up an 18-yard TD pass from Masoli to Ja-Mes Logan. Drive only lasted three plays, covered 63 yards and took just 46 seconds. Arkansas still up 24-10.
Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs heads out of the game with an apparent ankle injury. Ole Miss freshman Patrick Junen returned to right guard after going out in the first half. Arkansas has the ball again at its own 26.
Lightning has been spotted within a six mile radius of the stadium. Both teams head back to the locker room as play is suspended at the 4:55 mark of the third quarter.
Both teams come back on to the field to warm up for the remainder of the game. It’s 2:30 now, maybe playing by 2:45?
We’re back playing now with Ole Miss having the ball on the Arkansas 48 facing a first and 15.
Ole Miss currently has the ball on its own 49 facing a third-down situation. Play has been stopped again for a review of an incomplete pass.
Masoli finds Markeith Summers for a 43-yard TD with 11:39 left in the game to pull the Rebels with a touchdown (24-17). Drive covered 80 yards in eight plays.
Hogs answer: Knile Davis sticks a dagger into Ole Miss comeback with a 71-yard TD run. He now has 133 yards on the day and Hogs lead 31-17.
Rebels answer: Led by the running and passing of Masoli, the Rebels cut the lead back to seven (31-24) with a 22-yard TD throw to Markeith Summers. 9:04 left in the game and rain has stopped play again.
Davis strikes again for Hogs with a 22-yard TD run coming out of the second weather delay. With a good PAT, Hogs up 38-24. (October 23, 2010)