Rebels Win Wild Game At Vanderbilt

Aug 29, 2013

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Scott scored on a 75-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left, and Ole Miss rallied twice Thursday night to beat Vanderbilt 39-35 in a wild season opener for both teams.

Vanderbilt went up 35-32 on a 34-yard TD pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels to Stephen Scheu with 1:30 left. But Scott beat the Commodores for a TD and the fourth lead change.

Vanderbilt had a final chance to extend the Southeastern Conference's longest winning streak, but Cody Prewitt intercepted a pass off Jordan Matthews' hands with 26 seconds left. That allowed the Rebels to snap a three-game skid to Vanderbilt.

Bo Wallace keyed the Rebels' rally from 11 points down running for two touchdowns and connecting with highly touted freshman Laquon Treadwell for the 2-point conversion.  Wallace tied a career high with 31 completions on 47 attempts for 283 yards.

Treadwell showed why he was the nation's top-rated high school receiver last year with a college debut of nine catches for 82 yards, the most catches by an Ole Miss Rebel since Mike Espy had nine against Auburn in 2005.  Freshman tight end Evan Engram had a strong college debut with five catches for 61 yards.

The Commodores gave up 29 points in the second half, their most since allowing 20 to Florida in their last loss Oct. 13.

Scott posted his eighth career 100-yard game with 138 yards on 12 carries, including the sensational 75-yard sprint for the winning touchdown.  

Ole Miss returns home next Saturday, Sept. 7 to welcome Southeast Missouri State in the team's home opener.  Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field.

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