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LARGO 33, DIXIE HOLLINS 6

Published Oct. 25, 2008

It wasn't pretty, but the Packers (6-1, 3-0) did what they needed to in beating the Rebels (3-4, 1-2).

"Every win is big, but it's even more important to secure these types of games," said Packers quarterback Ryan Eppes, who went 8-of-16 for 163 yards. "Our defense played outstanding, and we took advantage of their mistakes with some big plays of our own."

Eppes threw one touchdown and ran one in, and the Packers, who outgained the Rebels 275 yards to 93, capitalized on four turnovers, two of which were instantly converted into scores.

After the first Rebel fumble, Packers running back Myrick Gwynn scored on a 5-yard rush to give the Packers an early 7-0 lead.

Eppes put the Packers ahead 13-0 early in the second quarter with a 10-yard scramble run.