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Soaring Ole Miss ends with win

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Coach Hugh Freeze needed only one year to make a winner out of a Mississippi team that was woeful in 2011.

Bo Wallace threw three touchdowns and Ole Miss beat Pittsburgh 38-17 in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday to complete an impressive turnaround. The Rebels went 7-6 one year after a 2-10 mark.

"I've tried to learn not to make too much out of a single game either way, but no question this advances our journey a bit," Freeze said.

Pitt running back Ray Graham, who had 1,042 yards rushing, missed the game with a hamstring injury suffered in practice.

North Dakota St. repeats in I-AA

FRISCO, Texas — Quarterback Brock Jensen ran for three touchdowns and running back Sam Ojuri scored twice as North Dakota State beat Sam Houston State 39-13 in a title-game rematch for its second straight Division I-AA championship. Jensen's 1-yard sneak in the third quarter was the go-ahead touchdown for the Bison (14-1), and came after Brian Bell threw his second interception for the Bearkats (11-4).

MIAMI LINEBACKER OUT: Gionni Paul, a sophomore linebacker who started part of the season for Miami, is no longer with the program in what the Miami Herald reported as a mutual decision. Paul was suspended for the Florida State game.

ENTERING DRAFT: Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison, Michigan State defensive lineman William Gholston and Wisconsin center Travis Frederick will pass on their remaining eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Soaring Ole Miss ends with win 01/05/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 5, 2013 8:14pm]
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