Scores

Final

Kentucky 35

(3-2, 0-2 SEC)

Ole Miss 42

(3-2, 1-1 SEC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:21 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS

1 2 3 4 T
UK 7 10 3 1535
MISS 7 14 14 742

Top Performers

Passing: M. Hartline (UK) - 300 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Bolden (MISS) - 23 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Cobb (UK) - 6 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Jeremiah Masoli has three passing touchdowns, takes Mississippi past Kentucky

Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. -- Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as Mississippi beat Kentucky 42-35 on Saturday.

Masoli, who helped the Rebels take advantage of good field position throughout the game, accounted for his four touchdowns despite otherwise pedestrian stats. He completed 9 of 17 passes for 90 yards and rushed for 43 yards.

Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) has won seven of its past nine games against the Wildcats. Kentucky (3-2, 0-2) hasn't won in Oxford since 1978 -- a streak spanning five games.

Kentucky opened the game with an impressive 8-play, 60-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 7-yard touchdown run by Derrick Locke. The Wildcats had little trouble moving the ball all afternoon, outgaining the Rebels 424 yards to 301.

But every time they tried to gain further momentum, there would be a crucial error. Ole Miss scored all three of its first-half touchdowns on drives immediately following Kentucky turnovers.

The Wildcats turned the ball over on the first play of back-to-back drives during the second quarter -- once on a Mike Hartline interception and once on a Chris Matthews fumble -- which helped the Rebels turn a 14-7 deficit into a 21-14 lead.

Charles Sawyer's interception was the first for Ole Miss this season. The Rebels were one of only three teams in the nation that didn't have an interception going into Saturday's games.

Kentucky's Craig McIntosh kicked a 50-yard field goal just before halftime to pull the Wildcats within 21-17.

Ole Miss pulled away in the second half, putting together drives of 75 and 60 yards, respectively, to take a 35-20 lead by the end of the third quarter. The Rebels added another touchdown early in the fourth quarter on an 4-yard pass from Masoli to Ferbia Allen for a 42-20 lead.

But the Rebels have had trouble holding second-half leads this season and Saturday was no different. Kentucky scored 15 unanswered points to pull within 42-35 with 1:34 remaining in the game, but the Wildcats' ensuing onside kick bounced off several pairs of hands before going out of bounds as Ole Miss hung on for its second straight victory.

Hartline completed 27 of 46 passes for 300 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Locke caught eight passes for 108 yards and rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Ole Miss' Brandon Bolden rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. It was his first 100-yard rushing game against an SEC opponent.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UK
MISS
1st Downs2119
Total Yards424301
Passing30090
Rushing124211
Penalties7-686-46
3rd Down Conversions6-165-13
4th Down Conversions3-50-0
Turnovers30
Possession29:4130:19

Passing Leaders

KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hartline27/463006.521
Ole MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Masoli9/17905.330

Rushing Leaders

KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Locke19683.6211
Hartline3248.0013
Ole MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bolden231084.7133
Masoli9434.8117

Receiving Leaders

KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Locke810813.5032
Cobb610818.0141
Ole MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris24623.0023
Bolden2178.519

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUKMISS
TD12:04Derrick Locke 7 Yd Run (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 70
TD03:58Rodney Scott 4 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUKMISS
TD14:19Randall Cobb 15 Yd Pass From Mike Hartline (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 147
TD10:39H.R. Greer 8 Yd Pass From Jeremiah Masoli (Bryson Rose Kick) 1414
TD08:33Brandon Bolden 2 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 1421
FG00:00Craig McIntosh 50 Yd 1721
THIRD QUARTERUKMISS
TD11:38Brandon Bolden 8 Yd Pass From Jeremiah Masoli (Bryson Rose Kick) 1728
FG06:28Craig McIntosh 42 Yd 2028
TD01:58Jeremiah Masoli 1 Yd Run (Bryson Rose Kick) 2035
FOURTH QUARTERUKMISS
TD14:53Ferbia Allen 4 Yd Pass From Jeremiah Masoli (Bryson Rose Kick) 2042
TD10:12Derrick Locke 3 Yd Run (Mike Hartline Pass To Randall Cobb For Two-Point Conversion) 2842
TD01:34Chris Matthews 13 Yd Pass From Mike Hartline (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 3542