Here at Texas Memorial Stadium for tonight’s game involving the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels and the Texas Longhorns.
Ole Miss gets the ball first to start the game. Jeff Scott started the drive with a 14-yard rush for a first down. Scott and quarterback Bo Wallace continued to move the ball down the field until Scott capped the eight-play, 75-yard drive with a 5-yard TD run. Scott had four carries for 29 yards on the drive. Ole Miss 7, Texas 0. 12:22.
The Rebels held Texas to three plays and then came right back with another impressive scoring drive. Wallace went to the air a little more while Scott continued to find yardage on the ground. Wallace capped another eight-play drive with an 18-yard toss to Donte Moncrief. Ole Miss 14, Texas 0. 8:26.
Texas answers with an impressive 78-yard drive engineered by QB Case McCoy and Johnathan Gray. McCoy capped the drive with a 13-yard slip screen completion to Mike Davis, who was escorted into the end zone. Ole Miss 14, Texas 7. 3:50.
Ole Miss was forced to punt on its third drive of the quarter following three straight plays. The Longhorns, aided by a 15-yard penalty on the punt, started its latest drive at the OM 44. The Longhorns were at the Rebels’ 27 when the quarter came to an end. Ole Miss 14, Texas 7.
The Longhorns were unable to score a touchdown despite advancing to the Ole Miss 11. Anthony Fera was able to salvage something out of the drive with a 28-yard field goal. The drive was 35 yards, 10 plays. Ole Miss 14, Texas 10. 13:12.
Texas takes its first lead of the night on an 8-yard run by Gray. The seven-play, 69-yard drive followed a failed fourth down attempt by the Rebels on offense. It was highlighted by a 25-yard pass from McCoy to Jaxon Shipley. Texas 17, Ole Miss 14. 8:27.
The Longhorns had a first and goal at the Ole Miss 2 but thankfully for the Rebels, they were able to hold Fera to a 30-yard field goal. The short scoring drive was set up by Wallace’s fumble at his own 18. Texas 20, Ole Miss 14. 6:08.
Texas and Ole Miss added field goals to end the first half. After Texas went up 23-14 with just 39 seconds left, Ole Miss was able to get into field goal range for Andrew Ritter, who was able to connect on a 52-yard attempt as the half came to an end. Texas 23, Ole Miss 17. The Rebels’ scoring drive to end the half was aided by the new targeting penalty, which garnered 15 yards following a first-down catch by Jordan Holder. Texas safety Adrian Phillips was called for the penalty and after a review, it was deemed he should not be ejected.
Texas finished with 220 yards, the Rebels had 207. Wallace was 9-for-15 for 94 yards. Scott had 77 yards on 9 carries. McCoy was 11-for-13 for 104 yards. Gray led the UT rushing attack with 82 yards on 14 carries.
Ole Miss regained the lead on its first offensive drive. The impressive 80-yard scoring drive was capped by a nifty 15-yard run by Wallace, who spun is way around a Texas defender inside the 10 and kept going until he crossed the goal line. Ole Miss 24, Texas 23. 7:49.
Wallace and the Ole Miss offense sliced and diced the Longhorns with an 81-yard scoring drive. Wallace was red-hot as he completed four passes on the drive, with three going to Treadwell. The possession was capped when Wallace hit Engram for a 17-yard touchdown. Ole Miss 31, Texas 23, 1:45.
Scott pulled off another amazing run, this time on a punt, as he returned the Fera kick 73 yards for a score. The touchdown was part of a 23-0 run for the Rebels. Ole Miss 37, Texas 23. 09 seconds.
Ole Miss put the game out of reach with an 8-yard scoring run by Jaylen Walton. The 59-yard scoring drive was set up by Mike Marry, who recovered a fumble by McCoy with Texas at the Rebels’ 36. Ole Miss 44, Texas 23. 8:42.
The Rebels wrapped up their historic win by running out the clock to improve to 3-0 on the season, their best start to a year since 1989. (September 14, 2013)