Ole Miss vs. UTEP Postgame Notes

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POSTGAME NOTES
UTEP GAME - 9/8/12


SERIES INFORMATION
•Today's meeting was the second all-time between Ole Miss and UTEP. The series is now tied 1-1.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Randall Mackey (RB), Mike Marry (LB) and Bryson Rose (K)

FIRST-TIME STARTER (1)
Defense: Cameron Whigham (DE)

DEBUTS (3)
Chris Gill (OL), Mike Hilton (DB), Anthony Standifer (DB)

GENERAL NOTES
• Today's attendance was 53,133.
• Ole Miss is 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2009.
Hugh Freeze has directed his team to the highest points total through the first two games of his Ole Miss tenure (77) since Billy Kinard's 1971 Rebels (78).
• The Rebels now boast an all-time record of 623-486-35 (.560 winning percentage).
• Ole Miss is now 40-9 in its last 49 non-conference games in Oxford and has won 13 of the last 16.
• The Rebels are now 129-52-2 against current members of Conference USA.
• The Rebels beat a team from Texas in Oxford for the first time since downing SMU 23-15 in 1997.
• Ole Miss won the coin toss for the second game in a row.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• The Ole Miss offense has scored its most points in the first two games of the season (77) since 2009 (97).
• The Rebel offense has eclipsed 500 total yards in back-to-back games for the first time since doing so against UAB and Arkansas in 2009.
• Ole Miss rushed for more than 300 yards for the first time since rolling up 425 yards on the ground against Fresno State in 2010.
• Sophomore QB Bo Wallace completed 15 of 22 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing 11 times for 53 yards and another TD. After his first two
games as a Rebel, he has racked up 438 passing yards and 135 rushing yards.
• Wallace has accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) through the first two games of the season.
• In his season debut, junior RB Jeff Scott rushed for 113 yards on 13 carries, his fourth career 100-yard rushing game.
• Wallace and sophomore WR Donte Moncrief connected on a touchdown play of 50+ yards for the second straight game. Moncrief caught a 55-yard pass from Wallace
for the Rebels' first score of the game at 10:32 in the first quarter.
• Freshman RB Jaylen Walton found the endzone for the second straight game to start his collegiate career. He caught a 51-yard TD pass from Wallace in the second
quarter.
• Ole Miss led 21-0 halftime. The last time the Rebels led by at least 21 points at the break was against Tulane in 2010 (24-3).

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• The Miners' 10 points were the fewest allowed by Ole Miss since beating Oklahoma State 21-7 in the 2009 Cotton Bowl.
• Junior LB Mike Marry led the team with eight tackles. Sophomore DB Cody Prewitt had seven tackles, a sack and an interception.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior P Jim Broadway punted three times for an average of 48.0 yards. After two games as the Rebels' punter, Broadway is averaging 47.3 yards per punt.

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