Before Ole Miss could take a much needed break from its 2013 schedule, the Rebels had to defeat Idaho Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Ole Miss made short work of the Vandals, defeating them 59-14 in a game where every healthy Rebel played. Ole Miss (5-3 overall) scored the first 17 points of the game and led 24-7 at the half. Coach Hugh Freeze inspired his team to play with an even better effort in the second half and the Rebels delivered, outscoring the Vandals 21-7 in the third quarter and 35-7 overall the final 30 minutes of action.
The Rebels garnered 572 total yards, their biggest output of the season, with 292 coming on the ground. I’Tavius Mathers led the Rebels with 138 yards on 14 carries. Jaylen Walton added 86 yards on 11 rushes, including two touchdowns.
Quarterback Bo Wallace was efficient again, going 15-for-22 for 186 yards and two touchdowns. He did not throw an interception. Barry Brunetti was even sharper than Wallace as he was 7-for-7 for 94 yards and two scores.
Ja-Mes Logan caught two of the four touchdowns through the air and led all Ole Miss receivers with six catches for 122 yards. His 65-yard touchdown reception from Wallace with 9:26 left in the third quarter was the longest reception of his Ole Miss career.
Ole Miss’ defense gave up a 62-yard touchdown reception but held the Vandals to just 253 total yards, including just 87 yards on 36 carries.
The Rebels are off until Nov. 9 against Arkansas at home. (October 27, 2013)