Ole Miss rolls over Northern Arizona 38-14

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

OXFORD, MS (AP) - Shay Hodge scored two touchdowns on a career-high 169 receiving yards and Ole Miss pulled away from Northern Arizona 38-14 Saturday night.

With the Rebels' top offensive weapon Dexter McCluster getting much of the night off, Hodge scored twice, including a 65-yard strike from quarterback Jevan Snead.

The Lumberjacks (5-4) made the game interesting with a pair of second-quarter touchdowns, the second one tying the score at 14 with just less than 8 minutes left in the half. But the Rebels (6-3) responded with 24 unanswered points.

Snead threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. He was 16-for-29 for 235 yards.

Northern Arizona quarterback Michael Herrick returned to the school that signed him out of high school. The junior, who did not play in two seasons with the Rebels, threw for 233 yards on 20-for-31 passing.

Ole Miss also blocked two field goals.

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