NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee at Ole Miss|
(Saturday, November 14th)
Final Score: Ole Miss 42, Tennessee 17
Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Dexter McCluster rushed for 282 yards and four
touchdowns, as the Ole Miss Rebels handled the Tennessee Volunteers, 42-17,
in SEC action.
McCluster added four catches for 42 yards for Ole Miss (7-3, 3-3 SEC), which
defeated the Vols for the first time since 1983. Brandon Bolden contributed 46
yards and two scores on the ground for the Rebels, who amassed 359 rushing
yards on the day.
Jonathan Crompton paced Tennessee (5-5, 2-4) in defeat, completing 20-of-37
pass attempts for 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Vols played the game
shorthanded, as freshmen Nu'Keese Richardson, Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards
were all suspended for an attempted armed robbery in Knoxville during the
Ole Miss wasted little time getting on the board, as McCluster scored on a 15-
yard run just over a minute into the game.
Tennessee knotted the score later in the frame, when Crompton completed a 16-
yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cottam.
McCluster pushed the Rebels back on top late in the opening period, as he
scurried 23 yards to paydirt.
Crompton forced a tie once again, though, as he hit Denarius Moore for a 25-
yard scoring strike early in the second quarter.
The Rebels were able to grab a 21-14 halftime lead thanks to a 32-yard
touchdown run by McCluster with just under seven minutes left in the first
Daniel Lincoln hit a 27-yard field goal early in the third quarter, but the
Vols' offense wouldn't be heard from again.
Late in the third quarter, Ole Miss pushed its advantage to 28-17, as Bolden
plunged one yard for a score.
The Rebels put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter, when
McCluster broke loose for a 71-yard touchdown run.
Bolden capped the scoring with a four-yard touchdown run late in the final
Ole Miss converted 7-of-13 third-down chances in the game, helping it to
posses the ball for over 33 minutes.
11/14 16:33:56 ET