Recap Boise St. at Mississippi
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bo Wallace and the Rebels shook off a slow start as No. 18 Ole Miss pulled away from the Boise State Broncos in a season- opening 35-13 victory at the Georgia Dome.
The Broncos hung close with the SEC program for three quarters and were within 7-6 before Wallace threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes in the span of four offensive plays.
The late flourish made Wallace's numbers look decidedly better than they did after he was picked off three times in the first half. He finished with 386 yards and four scores on 25-of-36 passes.
Cody Core was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes, including a 76- yard score, while Laquon Treadwell had seven receptions for 103 yards and a TD for Ole Miss (1-0), which is sporting its highest preseason ranking since 2009.
Boise State (0-1) dropped its third straight season opener, though this time the program began on a sour note under Bryan Harsin's watch. Harsin took over for Chris Petersen after the wildly successful head coach bolted for Washington prior to last year's bowl game.
Grant Hedrick showed some flashes with his legs but threw four interceptions in the setback. Jay Ajayi totaled 179 yards from scrimmage and caught a late touchdown pass from Hedrick.