Ole Miss rolls up points in win over Texas - Tucson News Now

Ole Miss rolls up points in win over Texas

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    Behind a stellar performance from sophomore Ryan Rolison, and a couple of key at-bats from veterans and fresh faces alike, No. 9 Ole Miss opened the much-anticipated 2018 season with a 7-3 victory over Winthrop Friday at Swayze Field.

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    Ryan Rolison gets the ball on Opening Day. First pitch is Friday at 4:00pm. The game can be seen online at ESPN3.com.

    Ryan Rolison gets the ball on Opening Day. First pitch is Friday at 4:00pm. The game can be seen online at ESPN3.com.

  • Ole Miss releases appeal submitted to NCAA Committee on Infractions

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    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-14 23:26:34 GMT
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    The Rebels released a 43-page document to the public that was submitted to the NCAA Committee on Infractions earlier this month. Ole Miss feels that the NCAA COI "abused its discretion, departed from precedent, committed procedural errors, and reached factual conclusions inconsistent with the evidence" in reaching their decision in December 2017.

    The Rebels released a 43-page document to the public that was submitted to the NCAA Committee on Infractions earlier this month. Ole Miss feels that the NCAA COI "abused its discretion, departed from precedent, committed procedural errors, and reached factual conclusions inconsistent with the evidence" in reaching their decision in December 2017.

Courtesy University of Mississippi Athletics

AUSTIN, TX - Senior running back Jeff Scott ran for a career-high 164 yards and had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown Saturday night as Ole Miss beat Texas 44-23.

The Rebels scored 30 unanswered points and improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1989.

Bo Wallace passed for two touchdowns and ran another for the Rebels, who led 14-0 midway through the first quarter before Texas scored 23 straight points.

The Rebels rallied when Andrew Ritter kicked a 52-yard field goal on the last play of the first half and Wallace directed consecutive touchdown drives in the third quarter. Scott eluded six tacklers on a weaving, cross-field touchdown return that put the Rebels ahead 37-23 late in the third.

Scott recorded his ninth 100-yard rushing game, second of the year, and moved into a tie for ninth on the Rebels' all-time rushing TDs list with his 17th career rushing score (5-yarder in the first quarter).  Scott also set a career high with 243 all-purpose yards, which is tied for the 10th-most in a game in school history.

Texas, which gave up 550 yards rushing a week earlier in a loss to BYU, surrendered 272 on the ground to Ole Miss.  The Rebels eclipsed 250 rushing yards for the second straight game (272 vs. Southeast Missouri) and have posted 200-plus rushing yards in all three games.

Case McCoy started at quarterback for Texas (1-2) in place of injured David Ash. McCoy passed for 196 yards and one touchdown. 

The Rebel defense shut out the Longhorns in the second half and allowed UT to convert only 4-of-15 third-down attempts and 1-of-3 fourth-down tries in the game.  Junior linebacker Serderius Bryant led the Rebels with 11 tackles (six solo), his second straight double-digit performance.  He also had a career-high three tackles for loss as the defense produced a season-high nine tackles for loss against the Longhorns.

Dating back to last season, this was Ole Miss' fifth consecutive victory. The Rebels' five-game winning streak is their longest since an eight-game streak between the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

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    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-16 04:55:51 GMT

    #12 Mississippi State finished up its final practice in Starkville on Wednesday before heading to Hattiesburg for opening weekend.  Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season as head coach of the Bulldogs, he agreed to wear a microphone for WLBT / FOX 40 during Wednesday's practice.  To understand why Cannizaro is such a likable coach, click on the video above.  When asked about facing Southern Miss this weekend, Cannizaro praised Scott Berry's team. ...

    #12 Mississippi State finished up its final practice in Starkville on Wednesday before heading to Hattiesburg for opening weekend.  Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season as head coach of the Bulldogs, he agreed to wear a microphone for WLBT / FOX 40 during Wednesday's practice.  To understand why Cannizaro is such a likable coach, click on the video above.  When asked about facing Southern Miss this weekend, Cannizaro praised Scott Berry's team. ...

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    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-08 20:53:19 GMT
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    The Palmetto Bowl is getting the primetime spotlight as one of the South's oldest rivalries will be televised at 7:30 p.m.

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    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:51 PM EST2018-02-08 20:51:27 GMT
    (Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)(Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)

    South Carolina left Williams-Brice Stadium with a win over Wofford but it was a result elsewhere that earned it a place in the SEC standings it rarely sees.

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