|Date of game: 10/13/2012
Recap: Ole Miss vs. Auburn
Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Bo Wallace passed for 226 yards and a touchdown as the Ole Miss Rebels took down the Auburn Tigers, 41-20, in SEC action at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2 SEC) had lost 16 straight conference games prior to the win. Jeff Scott had 207 all-purpose yards as he led the Rebels in rushing and receiving.
Clint Moseley struggled under center Auburn (1-5, 0-4), completing 11-of-18 passes for 112 yards with an interception. Tre Mason gained 82 yards and scored two touchdowns on 18 carries. Daren Bates anchored the Tigers' defense with 16 total tackles.
Ole Miss jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening period. Randall Mackey completed a 25-yard touchdown to Wallace on a trick play. Then C.J. Johnson recovered a fumble in the end zone for the Rebels' second score.
Auburn clawed back in the second quarter. Mason punched it from a yard out just over a minute into the period. Then with 5:56 left before the half, Mason rushed six yards for his second touchdown of the game. Auburn took its first lead with a minute remaining in the second quarter as Cody Parkey drilled a 46- yard field goal.
Ole Miss managed to tie up the score by marching 64-yards down the field to put Bryson Rose in position for a 28-yard field goal as the time expired. Rose's kick made the score 17-17 at the intermission.
The Rebels had a strong start to the second half. Wallace capped off a 4-play, 73-yard drive with a one-yard run for a score just over a minute into the third quarter to make it 24-17.
Auburn inched closer as Parkey made a 31-yard field goal with 4:38 left in the third frame, however Ole Miss owned the fourth quarter.
The Rebels scored 17 unanswered points to close out the contest. Rose made a 39-yard field goal with 13:28 left to play. Wallace completed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Scott and rushed two yards across the goal line to give Ole Miss a much needed win over its conference foe.
Ole Miss gained 451 total yards on offense and limited Auburn to just 213 yards.Game Notes