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GAMEDAY College Football

Mississippi 52, Vanderbilt 28

(AP Photo/John Amis)

By TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jaxson Dart threw for a career-high 448 yards and three touchdowns, and ninth-ranked Mississippi rallied from a 10-point deficit in routing Vanderbilt 52-28 for its first 6-0 start since 2014.

The Rebels (6-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth straight in the series after trailing 20-10 in the second quarter. Quinshon Judkins ran for the first of his two TDs just before halftime, then the Rebels added three more in the third quarter as part of 35 straight points.

Senior Jonathan Mingo caught nine passes for a career-high and national season-high 247 yards and two TDs, the last a short pass he caught at the line of scrimmage and took 71 yards to the end zone. The Rebels padded the lead with a 1-yard TD run by Matt Jones with 18 seconds left for the final margin.

Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-2) lost its 23rd consecutive SEC game and 10th straight for second-year coach Clark Lea. The Commodores scored 13 straight points to go up 20-10 before being shut out after halftime. De'Rickey Wright intercepted two passes for Vandy.

Lea went for the touchdown instead of a field goal on fourth-and-3 at the Ole Miss 5, and Ray Davis capped Vanderbilt's longest drive this season with a 5-yard TD run up the middle with 1:32 left in the first half. The Commodores ran 15 plays and chewed 8:54 off the clock for a 20-10 lead.

Then Dart hit Mingo with a 48-yard pass down to the Vandy 3, and Quinshon Judkins scored two plays later from 2 yards out to pull Ole Miss within 20-17 at halftime.

Ole Miss simply dominated the third quarter, outgaining Vandy 217-31 on offense and outscoring them 21-0.

Zach Evans capped the Rebels' opening drive with a 24-yard TD run for Ole Miss' first lead since the first quarter. Ole Miss added a TD within 90 seconds. Ladarius Tennison recovered AJ Swann's lateral dropped by Davis, and Judkins ran in from 6 yards on the next play for a 31-20 lead.

Dart padded the lead with a perfect throw to Mingo for a 72-yard catch-and-run TD making it 38-20 with 6:30 left in the third.

THE TAKEAWAY

Ole Miss: Dart more than proved he can throw when an opponent tries to shut down the run game. The Rebels hurt themselves early with too many penalties. They had to settle for a field goal with three penalties on the opening drive of the game and had six for 60 yards by halftime. They finished with nine penalties for 85 yards.

Vanderbilt: The Commodores have been quite good at taking the ball away, and Wright's interception extended their streak with at least one takeaway to 15 straight games. They kept an Ole Miss offense that had been fifth nationally rushing for 261.8 yards a game to 143 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MissVandy
Miss FG 11:17 Jonathan Cruz 35 yard field goal 3 0
Vandy FG 6:08 Joseph Bulovas 23 yard field goal 3 3
Second Quarter MissVandy
Vandy TD 13:35 Jayden McGowan 36 yard TD pass from AJ Swann (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 3 10
Vandy FG 11:22 Joseph Bulovas 34 yard field goal 3 13
Miss TD 10:26 Jordan Watkins 61 yard TD pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 10 13
Vandy TD 1:32 Ray Davis 5 yard TD run (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 10 20
Miss TD 0:21 Quinshon Judkins 2 yard TD run (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 17 20
Third Quarter MissVandy
Miss TD 9:57 Zach Evans 24 yard TD run (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 24 20
Miss TD 8:29 Quinshon Judkins 6 yard TD run (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 31 20
Miss TD 6:30 Jonathan Mingo 71 yard TD pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 38 20
Fourth Quarter MissVandy
Miss TD 6:49 Jonathan Mingo 72 yard TD pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 45 20
Vandy TD 4:03 Will Sheppard 9 yard TD pass from AJ Swann (Ben Bresnahan 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 45 28
Miss TD 0:18 Matt Jones 1 yard TD run (Jonathan Cruz Extra Point) 52 28
Team Stats
  Ole Miss Vanderbilt
First downs 23 21
  Rushing 9 8
  Passing 13 11
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 8-11, 73% 7-17, 41%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-4, 75%
Rushes-Yards 28-143 40-122
Passing Yards 448 281
Return Yards 95 91
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-32-2 27-38-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 0 3
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 9-85 5-50
Ole Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Dart 25 32 448 3 2
Vanderbilt Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Swann 27 38 281 2 0
Ole Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Evans 11 80 7.3 1
Q. Judkins 11 46 4.2 2
J. Dart 2 15 7.5 0
M. Jones 3 3 1.0 1
J. Henry 1 -1 -1.0 0
Vanderbilt Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Davis 27 105 3.9 1
P. Smith 5 17 3.4 0
M. Wright 3 13 4.3 0
R. Griffin 1 4 4.0 0
J. McGowan 2 -8 -4.0 0
A. Swann 2 -9 -4.5 0
Ole Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Mingo 9 247 27.4 2
J. Watkins 7 117 16.7 1
M. Trigg 1 28 28.0 0
M. Heath 4 26 6.5 0
Z. Evans 2 15 7.5 0
Q. Judkins 1 14 14.0 0
J. Robinson 1 1 1.0 0
Vanderbilt Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. McGowan 7 104 14.9 1
W. Sheppard 9 87 9.7 1
G. Carter 3 35 11.7 0
R. Davis 4 22 5.5 0
B. Bresnahan 1 18 18.0 0
P. Smith 2 9 4.5 0
Q. Skinner Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
Ole Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Vanderbilt Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Wright 2 6
Ole Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Vanderbilt Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayball 3 116 38.7
Ole Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Watkins 1 0 0
Vanderbilt Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ole Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Wade 3 76 25.3
J. Pegues 1 -1 -1.0
J. Robinson 1 20 20.0
Vanderbilt Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. McGowan 4 85 21.3
Ole Miss Missed FG
Player Length
Vanderbilt Missed FG
Player Length




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