MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jevan Snead recovered from a poor start to throw two touchdowns and Dexter McCluster scored twice to lead No. 8 Mississippi to a 45-14 win over Memphis on Sunday.
Snead struggled for three quarters before breaking open a close game with scoring passes of 17 and 18 yards to McCluster and Markeith Summers.
Brandon Bolden rushed for 71 yards on nine carries, scored one touchdown and set up another with a 28-yard run.
It was the seventh straight win for the Rebels (1-0), who opened the season ranked higher than they have been since 1970.
Curtis Steele's two rushing touchdowns kept Memphis (0-1) in it, but Fon Ingram's 35-yard interception return for a touchdown for Ole Miss just before halftime kept the Tigers at bay.