OLE MISS NOTEBOOK: Rose boots fifteenth straight field goal

By Parrish Alford | NEMS Daily Journal

AUBURN, Ala. – Ole Miss kicker Bryson Rose knocked through a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter.
That made the score 14-10 and was Rose’s 15th-consecutive made field goal, leaving him three shy of the SEC record streak of made field goals.
Rose hit a career-long 43-yard kick against Arkansas last week. A junior from Raleigh, N.C., Rose is 5-for-5 on field goal attempts this year and 21-for-23 for his career.
Bolden’s night
Brandon Bolden’s 114 yards rushing were more than enough to move him past Dou Innocent and into fourth place on the Ole Miss career rushing list.
Bolden, a senior from Baton Rouge, went into the game trailing Innocent by 17 yards. Bolden ran for 973 yards last year but in a season plagued by injuries and a suspension had just 173 yards and two touchdowns when the night began.
It was the second two-touchdown game of the season for Bolden. He scored on runs of 21 and 12 yards earlier this month at Fresno State.
It was the first 100-yard rushing game for Bolden this season, the eighth of his career.
He had 122 all-purpose yards to pass Mike Wallace for third on the career list with 3,405 all-purpose yards.

The last score
The Rebels were stuck on 17 the entire second half until scoring on Randall Mackey’s 10-yard pass to Nick Brassell on the last play of the game. Officials did not allow the Rebels to attempt a conversion.
Mackey finished 15-for-27 passing for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He rushed 13 times for 47 yards, a figure which dropped to 9 net yards after the losses from four sacks were totaled.

Key Number
61 – Auburn’s two third-quarter touchdowns gave it a 14-0 edge in the period. The Rebels have now been outscored 61-0 in the third quarter over the last three games.

Key Drive
Auburn moved 66 yards with its second possession of the third quarter. On third-and-8 from the 25, quarterback Clint Moseley found a wide open Emory Blake at the goalline for the touchdown.
Running back Michael Dyer carried five times for 21 yards on the drive. He would have a 48-yard run leading to his own 1-yard touchdown on the Tigers’ next possession.

Next Weekend
The Rebels are at Kentucky on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m., ESPNU start.

Quotable
“He’s a tough runner. We know how good he is, but we missed tackles as well. When you miss tackles against a guy like that it’s going to mean extra yards.” – Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt on Auburn running back Michael Dyer.

Rebel Ramblings
Brassell’s touchdown reception on the last play was the first receiving touchdown of his career. … Mackey has thrown a touchdown pass in three-straight games. … Sophomore safety Frank Crawford posted a career-high six tackles. … Senior safety Damien Jackson tied a career-high with eight solo tackles. He had nine stops total. … Tyler Campbell punted five times for a 38-yard average but had two punts downed inside the 20. Campbell began the night tied for sixth in the nation with 18 punts downed inside the 20. … Auburn’s win was its 13th straight at home, its longest such streak since the 1993-94 seasons.
parrish.alford@journalinc.com.