Boxscore
Mississippi 49, Central Arkansas 27
Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Attendance - 50544

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Arkansas 7 13 0 7 27
Mississippi 14 0 14 21 49

Recap


Mississippi 49, Central Arkansas 27:
  Bo Wallace threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his Division I debut as the host Rebels dominated the second half to cruise to a season-opening win.

Wallace finished 20-of-24 for 268 yards and added a game-high 82 yards rushing for Ole Miss, which won its debut under new coach Hugh Freeze.

Despite Freeze suggesting earlier in the week that Wallace would work in tandem with Barry Brunetti, the transfer from East Mississippi Community College took the majority of the snaps for the Rebels en route to their first season-opening win since 2009.

Wallace scored from 25 yards out on his first drive to give Ole Miss an early lead, but the Bears stormed back to take a 20-14 halftime advantage.

Wallace led the Rebels back with 35 unanswered points as the Mississippi defense contained Central Arkansas for most of the second half, only allowing a touchdown to the Bears in the final minutes.

Mississippi finished with 567 yards of total offense, including 233 rushing.

Wynrick Smothers was 25-of-33 for 247 yards and two scores while Al Lasker added a team-high 89 receiving yards for the Bears.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rebels improved to 87-26-5 all-time in season openers and is 53-14 in their last 67 games against non-conference opponents. … This game was Central Arkansas’ first against an SEC opponent. … Freeze, who coached Arkansas State last season, and his teams have defeated the Bears by a combined score of 102-51 over the past two seasons.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:48
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 7 - Central Arkansas 0
1st Quarter - 5:14
Central Arkansas   TD  Mississippi 7 - Central Arkansas 7
1st Quarter - 3:01
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 14 - Central Arkansas 7
2nd Quarter - 13:12
Central Arkansas   TD  Mississippi 14 - Central Arkansas 13
2nd Quarter - 8:24
Central Arkansas   TD  Mississippi 14 - Central Arkansas 20
3rd Quarter - 6:40
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 21 - Central Arkansas 20
3rd Quarter - 3:20
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 28 - Central Arkansas 20
4th Quarter - 11:42
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 35 - Central Arkansas 20
4th Quarter - 10:29
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 42 - Central Arkansas 20
4th Quarter - 5:57
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 49 - Central Arkansas 20
4th Quarter - 1:29
Central Arkansas   TD  Mississippi 49 - Central Arkansas 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Arkansas Mississippi
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Arkansas Mississippi
Score 27 49
First Downs 18 31
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
6-for-11
55%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 347 565
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-100 47-235
Average/Rush 2.9 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 25-32 25-31
Passing Yards 247 330
Average/Pass Play 6.9 9.7
Penalties-Yards 3-25 3-18
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 32:14 27:46

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
W. Smothers 25/32 247 2 1
Mississippi (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wallace 20/24 264 2 1
B. Brunetti 5/7 66 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hinton 13 52 4.0 0
T. Bobo 6 17 2.8 1
W. Smothers 12 16 1.3 0
A. Blackmon 3 12 4.0 0
J. Walker 1 3 3.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Wallace 13 82 6.3 1
B. Brunetti 8 54 6.8 1
R. Mackey 15 50 3.3 0
I. Mathers 4 20 5.0 0
M. Miller 2 15 7.5 0
J. Walton 2 9 4.5 1
D. Thomas 1 3 3.0 0
N. Parker 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Lasker 3 89 29.7 1
B. Soft 4 43 10.8 0
D. Lewis 6 41 6.8 1
T. Bobo 3 22 7.3 0
D. Croom 2 21 10.5 0
J. Hinton 2 18 9.0 0
C. Dixon 1 5 5.0 0
J. Grandy 3 5 1.7 0
A. Blackmon 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moncrief 8 104 13.0 1
J. Mosley 4 79 19.8 1
K. Neat 6 75 12.5 0
P. Moore 1 25 25.0 1
F. Allen 2 25 12.5 0
V. Sanders 1 13 13.0 0
R. Mackey 2 6 3.0 0
J. Logan 1 3 3.0 0
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