An offensive explosion, led by the running of Brandon Bolden, and a defensive unit that did much better against the run game ultimately propelled the Ole Miss Rebels to a much needed home win Saturday night.
The Rebels pounded Fresno State 55-38 in front of a crowd of 55,267 fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium by winning the battle up front on both sides of the ball. Ole Miss’ offense totaled a season-high 578 yards with 425 yards coming on the ground, while a beleaguered defense that struggled at key times last week against Vanderbilt, shut down the Bulldogs’ ground game to the tune of just 30 yards on 33 carries.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was visibly pleased with the results and the manner in which his team won its first home game of the year. (September 27, 2010, Page 1B)
A season of frustration running the ball for the Ole Miss Rebels was eliminated in one night thanks to the sensational performance of junior Brandon Bolden on Saturday night in the team’s 55-38 win over Fresno State.
The Baton Rouge, La., native had a career night running the ball as he totaled 228 yards and two rushing scores on 19 carries. The performance was the focal point of a running attack that amassed a season-high 425 yards, while Bolden’s total ranked sixth best in school history. (September 27, 2010, Page 1B)
After injuring himself during the first quarter of Ole Miss’ 55-38 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett is done for the year.
During the Bulldogs’ second possession of the game, Lockett jumped in an attempt to block a screen pass and landed awkwardly. He remained on the turf until trainers helped him limp off the field.
During his postgame press conference, head coach Houston Nutt confirmed that Lockett will likely miss the season with an apparent ACL injury. (September 27, 2010, Page 1B)
The Lafayette Commodores’ star players on offense, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis, performed exceptionally well in front of a large, raucous Homecoming crowd Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. Liggins and Dennis combined for seven touchdowns as the Commodores smashed the Byhalia Indians 52-0 in the Region 2-4A contest.
LHS coach Anthony Hart was very pleased with his team’s overall performance in the one-sided win. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
A strong first half couldn’t be duplicated for the Regents School football team in its most recent action with North Sunflower Academy. Despite owning a 14-12 lead at the half, Regents lost 34-22 in the game played at Drew.
Regents fell behind 12-0 in the first quarter before rallying to take a lead thanks to a 10-yard touchdown run from Zac Jenkins and a 20-yard TD pass from Nate McManus to Josh McManus. Hunter Stewart added the two-point play to round out the scoring in the first half.
North Sunflower scored 22 points in the third quarter to regain the lead. Stewart then capped the scoring for both teams with a 10-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and a subsequent two-point play.
Nate McManus finished the game 4-for-11 for 91 yards through the air and 68 yards rushing on just five carries.
Jenkins led Regents in the rushing category with 138 yards on 14 carries, while Stewart had 24 yards, while Josh McManus rushed four times for 18 yards. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s junior varsity boys cross country teams paced the results in the Blue Mountain Invitational. The junior boys set a school record for low score by placing second in the junior division with 57 points. Lafayette finished second to Saltillo in the meet, who won with 44 points. (September 27, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford traveled to New Hope’s Trojan Field with the hopes of getting retribution for last year’s sloppy showdown while also opening its region schedule with a win.
Instead, the Chargers solemnly loaded their yellow school buses following the defeat and couldn’t help but feel like they gave the Region 1-5A game away. (September 27, 2010, Page 4B)
A more reserved, business-like approach proved to be the key to earning a win for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their final non region game of the season Friday night. Instead of the swagger and attitude that the team displays at the start of each game each week, the Blue Devils executed at a more subdued, methodical pace in their 33-6 win over Independence. Instead of hitting the gas early in the game, the Blue Devils found themselves hitting the accelerator more as the game wore on.
The main reason for a little less passion resided in the fact that two energetic starters on defense, Eric Buckley and Chris Conard, were held out for injury and illness. For junior linebacker C.J. Jackson, not having the two in the game meant a little bit slower start and feel overall from the team. (September 27, 2010, Page 5B)
Hello from Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, where the rain has cleared and the Rebels are preparing to face WAC opponent Fresno State for the first time in school history. (more…) (September 25, 2010)
NEW HOPE — Last night’s 38027 loss at New Hope was a hard one to swallow if you’re a Chargers fan. (more…) (September 25, 2010)
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