FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Ole Miss - Memphis 2005
Sept. 30, 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 2005 when linebacker Garry Pack helped limit Memphis tailback DeAngelo Williams and intercepted the ball in the fourth quarter to seal a win for the Rebels. 

September 5, 2005

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) --
Linebacker Garry Pack intercepted WillHudgens' pass at the goal line with about 20 seconds left to help Ole Miss hold off Memphis 10-6 on Monday for the Rebels' firstvictory under new coach Ed Orgeron.

Orgeron, the former Southern California defensive line coach,took over the Rebels after David Cutcliffe was let go following a 4-7 season. Micheal Spurlock was 14-of-27 for 184 yards and had a 12-yard,fourth-down touchdown run in the third quarter for Ole Miss in the opener for both teams.

Memphis reached the Old Miss 37 on its second-to-last drive, but Rebels safety Charles Clark recovered receiver Maurice Avery's fumble with 2:37 to play.

The Rebels limited Tigers star DeAngelo Williams to 85 yards on 24 carries and allowed only 119 yards rushing overall.

Memphis led 6-3 at the half. Hudgens took over the Memphis offense after starting quarterback Patrick Byrne broke his right leg on the Tigers' third play froms crimmage.

On Hudgens' first drive, he set up Stephen Gostkowski's 34-yardfield goal that tied it at 3-3. Gostkowski added a 47-yarder in the second quarter.

Spurlock completed nine of his 13 first-half passes and kept the Rebels moving. Most of those connections in the first half were to Mario Hill, who caught six passes for 102 yards before the break.

Hill finished with eight catches for 132 yards. But Ole Miss couldn't capitalize in the first half, managingonly Matt Hinkle's 35-yard field goal on its opening series.


 

 

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