By David Brandt/The Associated Press
OXFORD — Bo Wallace threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his Football Bowl Subdivision debut as Ole Miss rallied to beat Central Arkansas 49-27 on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior college transfer was nearly flawless in first-year coach Hugh Freeze’s offense, completing 20 of 24 passes, though he did have one interception. Wallace also rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Despite the comfortable final margin, the game wasn’t easy for the Rebels. Central Arkansas led 20-14 at halftime before Ole Miss scored 35 unanswered points in the second half.
Donte Moncrief led Ole Miss with eight receptions for 104 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown catch from Wallace in the third quarter that pushed the Rebels’ lead to 28-20.
Central Arkansas quarterback Wynrick Smothers completed 25 of 32 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Jackie Hinton led the Bears with 52 yards on 13 carries.
Read more in Sunday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.