Scores

Final

UAB 13

(2-4, 0-3 away)

Ole Miss 48

(4-2, 2-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 0 0 0 1313
MISS 7 20 14 748

Top Performers

Passing: J. Snead (MISS) - 240 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 17 CAR, 121 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Hodge (MISS) - 7 REC, 99 YDS

Snead picks apart UAB with 3 TDs to help Ole Miss bounce back from Bama loss

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Jevan Snead threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Mississippi defeated Alabama-Birmingham 48-13 on Saturday night.

One week after throwing four interceptions against Alabama, Snead was 15-for-22 with no interceptions for the Rebels (4-2).

Freshman Rodney Scott rushed for two second-quarter touchdowns for Ole Miss and was one of four players to score their first career touchdowns.

Freshman Jesse Grandy returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a score and junior Lionel Breaux scored on his seventh reception of the season. Sophomore Andrew Harris caught touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

Despite scoring 13 seconds into the game, Ole Miss struggled offensively and managed just 45 yards of total offense in the first quarter. But the Rebels came to life after that, scoring on six consecutive possessions.

Quarterback Joe Webb rushed for 121 yards, threw for 89 yards and scored the only touchdown for UAB (2-4). Playing their first game in 16 days, the Blazers didn't get on the scoreboard until they trailed 41-0.

The Rebels were looking for a breakout game after last week's loss to Alabama put a damper on many of their preseason dreams.

Mississippi got a quick shot in the arm when Grandy received the kickoff at the 12-yard line, leaped over teammate Brandon Sanders, who was blocking near the 30-yard line, and broke free down the right sideline.

"I got the ball and saw where I was going," Grandy said.

In the second and third quarters, Snead began to shake off last week's performance, throwing for all but 34 of his yards. He threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Markeith Summers on the Rebels' first play of the second half.

Snead did not play in the fourth quarter because of the large lead.

"I'm proud of our offense," Snead said. "We came back and really got things rolling. This is what needed to happen, and we stepped up and did a good job."

Backup quarterback Nathan Stanley was 6-of-9 for 98 yards and a score.

Ole Miss gained 501 yards on offense, compared to 351 for UAB.

Scott led the Rebels on the ground with 57 yards on nine carries, and Brandon Bolden rushed for 56 yards on 12 rushes. Shay Hodge caught a team-high seven passes for 99 yards.

Thanks to Webb, the Blazers rushed for 230 yards. No Blazer caught more than two passes.

UAB's Josh Zahn kicked two fourth-quarter field goals, including one as time expired.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
MISS
1st Downs1822
Total Yards351501
Passing121338
Rushing230163
Penalties6-333-25
3rd Down Conversions3-118-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers10
Possession32:5927:01

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb9/15895.901
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Snead15/2224010.930

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb171217.1150
Brooks7486.9016
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott9576.3225
Bolden12564.7035

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter25025.0042
Ferrell11515.0015
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hodge79914.1038
Summers16565.0165

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABMISS
TD14:47Jesse Grandy 88 Yd Kickoff Return (Joshua Shene Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUABMISS
TD11:09Lionel Breaux 20 Yd Pass From Jevan Snead (Joshua Shene Kick) 014
TD05:16Rodney Scott 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 020
TD01:46Rodney Scott 25 Yd Run (Joshua Shene Kick) 027
THIRD QUARTERUABMISS
TD12:22Markeith Summers 65 Yd Pass From Jevan Snead (Joshua Shene Kick) 034
TD02:39Andy Hartmann 2 Yd Pass From Jevan Snead (Joshua Shene Kick) 041
FOURTH QUARTERUABMISS
TD14:17Joe Webb 3 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 741
TD10:16Andrew Harris 22 Yd Pass From Nathan Stanley (Joshua Shene Kick) 748
FG07:18Josh Zahn 43 Yd 1048
FG00:00Josh Zahn 34 Yd 1348