Scores

Final

Missouri 38

(2-0, 0-0 SEC)

Ole Miss 25

(1-1, 0-0 SEC)

6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
MIZZ 0 28 10 038
MISS 0 7 12 625

Top Performers

Passing: C. Daniel (MIZZ) - 330 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: B. Green-Ellis (MISS) - 33 CAR, 226 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Franklin (MIZZ) - 8 REC, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Missouri 38, Mississippi 25

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Chase Daniel accounted for a career-high 396 total yards and threw five touchdowns passes Saturday as Missouri sprinted to a 28-point lead over Mississippi then held on for a 38-25 win.

It was the eighth time in the last nine games that Daniel had at least 309 total yards. He faced little pressure as he masterfully ran the spread offense and picked apart the Ole Miss (1-1) defense in the first 35 minutes.

Rebels running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a career game with 226 yards rushing.

The Tigers (2-0) built a halftime lead of 28-7 with four touchdowns and 245 yards passing. Daniel then seemed to put the Rebels away with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Greg Bracey just 1:12 into the third quarter that gave the Tigers a 35-7 lead.

Daniel's five touchdown passes came on five consecutive series spanning the second and third quarters.

But Ole Miss quarterback Seth Adams led the Rebels' push, completing 23 of 41 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns in his second start. His scoring passes of 68 yards to Mike Wallace and 3 yards to Greg Hardy in the third quarter cut Missouri's lead to 38-19.

Green-Ellis cut it to 38-25 with a 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. But failed conversions cost Ole Miss 5 points, and the Rebels couldn't overcome their first-half mistakes, including Green-Ellis' fumble at the Missouri 7.

Daniel has thrown for 689 yards in two games, leading an offense that is averaging 39 points and 494 yards.

Not only was Daniel efficient, he was quick. All of Missouri's scoring drives lasted less than 3:05, with three coming in under 2 minutes.

The Ole Miss defense rarely pressured Daniel, giving him plenty of time to find an open receiver. The Rebels were often in position to stop big Tigers plays, but missed several key tackles that allowed first downs or scores.

Missouri's defense again left the Tigers searching for answers. Illinois wiped out a 24-point lead in a 40-34 loss last week.

The Tigers were unable to stop Green-Ellis. And Adams was able to find receivers running wide open on deep routes.

After giving up 429 yards against Illinois, Missouri allowed 534 to Ole Miss.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIZZ
MISS
1st Downs2926
Total Yards559534
Passing330305
Rushing229229
Penalties4-235-31
3rd Down Conversions9-167-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers02
Possession28:2731:33

Passing Leaders

MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Daniel31/433307.750
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adams23/413057.431

Rushing Leaders

MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Temple171237.2033
Daniel10666.6014
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Green-Ellis332266.8134
Green155.005

Receiving Leaders

MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin810513.1240
Coffman66010.0114
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wallace713619.4168
Green55711.4034

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMIZZMISS
TD14:55William Franklin 10 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 70
TD09:52William Franklin 40 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 140
TD04:24Martin Rucker 40 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 210
TD01:09Shay Hodge 5 Yd Pass From Seth Adams (Joshua Shene Kick) 217
TD00:04Chase Coffman 7 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 287
THIRD QUARTERMIZZMISS
TD13:48Greg Bracey 37 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 357
TD12:53Mike Wallace 68 Yd Pass From Seth Adams (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3513
FG09:40Jeff Wolfert 27 Yd 3813
TD04:24Greg Hardy 3 Yd Pass From Seth Adams (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3819
FOURTH QUARTERMIZZMISS
TD14:56Benjarvus Green-Ellis 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3825