November 17, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) looks to pass the ball against the LSU Tigers during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Hangs On To Beat No. 6 LSU 27-24


After coming into the fourth quarter down by 10 points against Ole Miss, LSU found a way to fight back into this game.  The Rebels went into the half with a 10-0 lead and matched LSU 14-14 in the third quarter.  The Bayou Bengals entered the fourth quarter down 24-14, but immediately responded by driving down the field and getting a field goal to reduce the lead to 24-17.

Bo Wallace and the Rebels were able to get a drive of their own that took 10 plays and went 63 yards. Ole Miss had the ball at the LSU 7 yard line before Danielle Hunter and Jermauria Rasco that put them back on the 12 yard line.  Wallace threw an incomplete pass on the next play which set up a 29 yard field goal attempt.  LSU was able to block the kick and get the ball back.

The Tigers, led by Zach Mettenberger, managed to throw their way down the field.  Mettenberger completed passes to Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and Kadron Boone in the process including a conversion on fourth down to Beckham to extend the drive.  After a couple runs in the red zone, Mettenberger threw a 4 yard touchdown pass to Landry to tie the game with 3:19 left in the game at 24-24.

Wallace and the Rebel offense were presented with an opportunity to get a drive and go win the game starting at their own 15 yard line.  After starting with a 4 yard run Jaylen Watkins to get them a little more breathing room followed by an incomplete pass, Wallace came up with a 7 yard run to get the first down.  From that point, Wallace would complete three more passes, the first of which went back four yards.  After another short Watkins run, the Rebels took a timeout.  Wallace then ran for a first down followed by a pass to Walton for 7 yards.  At that point, I’Tavius Matthews ran the ball three times that set up a 41 yard field goal attempt with 6 seconds to go in the game.  This time, the Rebels would not be denied and Andrew Ritter nailed the field goal and put the Rebels up 27-24 that allowed them to go on and win the game in a big upset and a huge win for the Ole Miss program.

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