Ole Miss Routs Southeastern Louisiana 52-6 In Home Opener

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -Jevan Snead threw three touchdowns, Brandon Bolden rushed for 105 yards and No. 5 Ole Miss got a big game from a freshman linebacker D.T. Shackelford in a 52-6 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.

The Rebels (2-0) won their eighth straight game - their longest winning streak since they won 10 in 1971-72.

Ole Miss, which had about a third of its roster sick with swine flu symptoms during their off week, steps up in class next week with its Southeastern Conference opener at South Carolina on Thursday night.

Shackelford recovered two fumbles and finished off the scoring with a 58-yard interception return for touchdown against the Lions (2-1).

Snead completed 16 of 28 passes for 208 yards and Bolden averaged 8.1 yards per carry and was over 100 yards in the first half.

The Ole Miss defense continued to make the plays, though. The Rebels forced five turnovers, turning three into 21 points and ending two scoring threats deep in Rebels territory. They held the Lions to 302 yards and didn't allow a single third-down conversion in 14 tries. Cassius Vaughn intercepted a pass deep in Rebels territory that kept the Lions off the scoreboard early.

The statistics show the Ole Miss offense with 500 total yards and 258 yards rushing after going up 24-0 at halftime.

Snead threw two of his three touchdowns in the first half, extending his school record to eight straight games with multiple scoring passes.

The Rebels scored more than 40 points for the fourth straight game, a school record.

Bolden was a beast in the first half. He broke tackles at the line of scrimmage and downfield and set up Ole Miss' first touchdown with an athletic run that included a whiplash-inducing stiff-arm and a burst of speed at the corner.







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