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