Wyoming 24

(3-1, 2-1 away)

Ole Miss 14

(1-2, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2005

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
WYO 0 13 11 024
MISS 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: C. Bramlet (WYO) - 220 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: W. Seldon (WYO) - 21 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Bouknight (WYO) - 4 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Wyoming 24, Mississippi 14

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Wyoming has a spotty history against Southeastern Conference teams -- except for Mississippi.

The Cowboys beat Ole Miss 24-14 on Saturday night for their second win in two meetings with the Rebels. They're 0-9 against the rest of the SEC.

"This win was really gratifying," Wyoming coach Joe Glenn said. "We took some shots in the first quarter but we were able to get up and fight. That says a lot about this team. It's gratifying."

The Cowboys defeated the Rebels last season in Laramie, 37-32. This one spoiled the home debut of Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron and was only the third loss for the Rebels in the last 27 home games against non-conference opponents.

Wyoming, the defending Las Vegas Bowl champions, won this one decisively by bouncing back from an early 7-0 deficit. The Cowboys were efficient offensively, led by quarterback Corey Bramlet, who was 17-of-33 for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, the Cowboys forced four turnovers and pressured Ole Miss into a botched punt. Any late comeback hopes were thwarted by turning the Rebels away on downs midway through the fourth quarter.

"It was pretty similar to what happened last year," Bramlet said. "This win felt good and our emotions were running high. Once we got the running game going, we knew were going to make it hard for them to get us."

Freshman running back Wynel Seldon teamed with Bramlet for a potent 1-2 offensive punch. Seldon finished with 124 yards rushing on 21 attempts, including a 5-yard touchdown run.

Seldon also added 78 yards on four receptions, hurting the Rebels repeatedly on the screen pass.

Ole Miss led briefly, 7-0 on a 60-yard run by Mico McSwain with 7:15 left in the opening period. McSwain finished with 114 yards on only seven carries and was the major weapon in an offense that managed only 282 yards of total offense.

Wyoming made life difficult for quarterback Robert Lane, who started in place of injured starter Micheal Spurlock, who broke the middle finger on his left hand in last week's loss to Vanderbilt.

Spurlock played in the second half, but was unable to rally the Rebels. Spurlock finished 5-of-14 for 83 yards and a touchdown. Lane was 7-of-15 for 37 yards and turned the ball over on three consecutive series to open the third period.

"It was a poor performance by our football team. We got whipped up front offensively and defensively. Michael coming in gave us a spark, but it wasn't enough," Orgeron said. "Turnovers hurt us and the muffed punt was inexcusable."