FRiDAY FLASHBACK: Ole Miss - Alabama 2014
Sept. 16, 2016

FRIDAY FLASHBACK rewinds to some of the memorable Ole Miss games from this week's all-time series. This week, we go back to 2014 when the Rebels overcame a 14-3 deficit to knock off No. 3 Alabama for the first time in ten years. The Rebels look to make it three-straight victories over the Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon. 

October 4, 2014

No. 11 Ole Miss knocks off No. 3 Alabama

By Riley Blevins, The Clarion-Ledger

Oxford, Miss.- For the first time since 2003, Ole Miss downed Alabama.

Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace hit Jaylen Walton for the game-winning touchdown to cap a 23-17 victory over No. 3 Alabama at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Wallace found wideout Vince Sanders with just over five minutes left in the game, knotting the score at 17-all. Alabama fumbled the ensuing kickoff, leading to Walton's score.

Senquez Golson intercepted Alabama quarterback Blake Sims in the end zone with less than 40 seconds to play. The play was ruled incomplete, but review awarded the ball to Ole Miss, who ran out the clock.

Ole Miss' highly praised defense lived up to its billing in its first true test of the year, largely containing Alabama's star-studded offensive attack.

Alabama went into halftime with a 14-3 after an offensive blunter lead to points. Alabama's Cyrus Jones stripped I'Travius Mathers with 43-seconds left in the first half. Jones jumped on the loose ball and ran 13-yards for the score.


 

 

The fourth largest crowd in school history erupted as the replay showed, as it appeared Jones grabbed Mathers' facemask just before he punched the ball loose.

Ole Miss responded with a touchdown on its first drive of the second half. Quarterback Bo Wallace hit Laquon Treadwell for a 14-yard touchdown pass to cut Alabama's lead to 14-10.

Ole Miss came away with points on its first drive of the contest, as Gary Wunderlich connected on a 46-yard field goal with 13:37 left in the first quarter.

The Rebels and Crimson Tide traded a handful of defensive stops, until Alabama found the end zone with just less than four minutes left in the second quarter. Alabama faced a fourth-and-1 from Ole Miss' 1-yard line. Sims faked a handoff and bolted untouched off left tackle for the score.





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