By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - 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.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A spurned applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license has announced plans for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana.More >>
Members of Congress and Great Lakes advocacy groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen defenses against Asian carp at a crucial choke point.More >>
Some Ohio lawmakers say the state is using driver's license suspension as an arbitrary punishment for offenses unrelated to driving while burying people under a pile of fees and fines.More >>
A southeastern Michigan city is organizing a solar energy open house and tour of a solar-powered church to encourage more congregations to go solar.More >>
The gingerbread house at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Arizona is in a category all by itself- life-size.More >>
It only takes a minute or two, for someone to place a vote and help Mercy Health Children's Hospital win the first place prize of $50,000 to help provide better care to Toledo's littlest patients.More >>
The partnership between Terra State Community College and Heidleberg University will allow both schools to offer more for nursing students.More >>
The last storm system brought cold and plenty of wind, though little snow. This next storm system will do the opposite. As much as 2-4" is possible.More >>
Members in Toledo have a better understanding now of the direction they want the city to head moving into the new year due to the Mayor-elect's third round table session.More >>