Scores

Final

Memphis 20

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Ole Miss 13

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 4, 2004

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, OXFORD, MS

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 7 3 3 720
MISS 0 3 3 713

Memphis 20, Mississippi 13

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Danny Wimprine threw for 266 yards, including a fourth-quarter touchdown to Tavares Gideon, and DeAngelo Williams ran for 118 yards Saturday night to lead Memphis to a 20-13 victory over Mississippi.

Memphis controlled the game throughout and ruined the first career start for Micheal Spurlock, who is trying to replace Eli Manning at quarterback.

Spurlock was 11-of-31 passing for 182 yards. The junior quarterback did direct a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that ended with 5-yard run by Vashon Pearson. The drive pulled the Rebels within 20-13 with 8:55 left.

The Memphis defense responded by holding the Rebels to one first down in the final two offensive series. Spurlock was sacked for a 22-yard loss by linebacker Tim Goodwell with 1:35 left to seal the victory.

Wimprine went 21-for-43 as the Tigers defeated Ole Miss for the second consecutive year.

Williams had 37 carries, including a 10-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, to build a 7-0 lead with 2:46 left in the quarter. The big play in the drive was a 55-yard screen pass from Wimprine to Maurice Avery.

Ole Miss answered on a 26-yard field goal by Jonathan Nichols with 6:45 left in the half.

Memphis led 10-3 at halftime.

Nichols pulled Ole Miss within 10-6 on a 47-yard field goal with 9:13 left in the third quarter, but Memphis answered with Stephen Goskowski's 45-yard field goal on the ensuing series, rebuilding the lead to 13-6.

Memphis grabbed control with a 12-play, 76-yard drive to open the fourth quarter that ended with Wimprine's TD pass to Gideon with 10:43 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
MISS
1st Downs2415
Total Yards392240
Passing266182
Rushing12658
Penalties11-707-60
3rd Down Conversions8-183-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers10
Possession35:0324:57

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Wimprine21/432666.211-
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Spurlock11/311825.900-

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams371183.2119
Gaither2105.008
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pearson14604.3114
Jacobs482.004

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gideon5459.0114
Avery47919.8055
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Biddle38327.7043
Johnson3299.7016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMMISS
TD2:46DEANGELO WILLIAMS 10 YD RUN (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 71 yards.
70
SECOND QUARTERMEMMISS
FG6:45JONATHAN NICHOLS 26 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 39 yards.
73
FG1:51STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 39 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 59 yards.
103
THIRD QUARTERMEMMISS
FG9:13JONATHAN NICHOLS 47 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 58 yards.
106
FG5:08STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 45 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 52 yards.
136
FOURTH QUARTERMEMMISS
TD10:43TAVARES GIDEON 14 YD PASS FROM DANNY WIMPRINE (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yards.
206
TD8:55VASHON PEARSON 5 YD RUN (JONATHAN NICHOLS KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 83 yards.
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