OXFORD – Bo Wallace threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Ole Miss set a school record for total offense with 751 yards Saturday as the Rebels defeated Troy 51-21.
Wallace was 17 of 26 for 272 yards and rushed for 66 yards on nine carries as the Rebels (7-3) extended their winning streak to four games.
The total offense production was the best since 1951, when the Rebels totaled 623 yards against Auburn.
Laquon Treadwell had touchdown catches for 25 and 23 yards. Quincy Adeboyejo added a 24-yard scoring pass from Wallace, who scored on a 29-yard run. Jaylen Walton scored on a 4-yard run and a 43-yard pass from Barry Brunetti before Mark Dodson added a fourth quarter touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Troy (5-6), which trailed 27-7 at halftime, scored on fourth quarter touchdown runs of 2 and 1 yards by Jordan Chunn and Daron White, respectively.
The loss was the third straight for the Sun Belt Conference Trojans, who can become bowl eligible with a win in their season finale with Texas State.
Quarterback Corey Robinson became the fourth quarterback in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards in four consecutive seasons, finishing 24 of 36 for 258 yards. The Trojans had 313 yards of total offense, but could not keep pace with Ole Miss.
The offensive outburst was timely as the Rebels host East Division leader Missouri (9-1, 5-1) next weekend. The results will have extensive meaning in the postseason bowl status for both clubs, as well as the division title hopes for Missouri.
Read more about this game in Sunday’s Daily Journal.