Alabama 27, Mississippi 24
October 13, 2007
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- John Parker Wilson passed for 265 yards and
Alabama scored 10 points in the final eight minutes and benefited
from a critical replay reversal in the closing seconds to beat
Mississippi 27-24 on Saturday.
Javier Arenas returned two punts for 71 yards against the Rebels
Ole Miss quarterback Seth Adams completed a 41-yard pass to Shay
Hodge to give the Rebels possession at the Alabama 4 with 7 seconds
After a 5-minute review clearly showed Hodge stepped out of bounds
and returned to the field to make the catch, the play was ruled
illegal and Alabama (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) took over
on downs for a final snap to seal the victory.
Ole Miss (2-5, 0-4) has lost three straight to Alabama, each by
Leigh Tiffin put Alabama ahead with a 24-yard field goal with 5:14
left that was set up by an interception by Ezekial Knight. Alabama
tied the game on the previous possession on a 3-yard touchdown run
by Terry Grant with 7:11 remaining.
Wilson went 26-of-40 and D.J. Hall pulled down 11 receptions for
140 yards. Alabama finished with 420 yards of total offense, but
was plagued by two second-half turnovers and a blocked punt that
gave the Rebels a 24-17 lead into the final period.
BenJarvis Green-Ellis ran for 131 yards on 20 carries and Adams
was 22-of-40 for 284 yards and two touchdown passes for the Rebels.