By The Associated Press
OXFORD — Brandon Bolden rushed for a career-high 228 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown on the opening play of the second half, as Ole Miss defeated previously unbeaten Fresno State 55-38 on Saturday night.
Ole Miss (2-2) rolled up 578 yards in total offense, including 425 on the ground, in the first meeting between the two schools. The Rebels scored six times in the opening seven offensive series to build an insurmountable 41-10 lead early in the third period. Fresno State (2-1) never got closer than 10 points again.
Enrique Davis, Rodney Scott and Bolden scored on runs of 8, 55 and 14 yards, respectively. Jeremiah Masoli connected with Melvin Harris for a 30-yard touchdown and with Bolden for a 2-yard score. Jesse Grandy added a 50-yard punt return touchdown.
Ryan Colburn was 32-for-42 for 390 yards and four touchdowns for Fresno State (2-1).
Read more on this game in Sunday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.