published Thursday, August 28th, 2014

No. 18 Ole Miss pulls away from Boise State 35-13

Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Atlanta.
Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) warms up before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boise State Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Atlanta.
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ATLANTA — Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 35-13 on Thursday night.

Shaking off Wallace's three first-half interceptions, the Rebels (1-0) got the victory before a sparse crowd in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. But it was hardly the sort of convincing performance they were hoping for entering the season with their highest ranking since 2009.

Ole Miss led only 7-6 entering the fourth quarter before finishing off Boise State (0-1) when Wallace threw for TDs on three consecutive throws, ruining the debut of new Broncos coach Bryan Harsin.

Cody Core hauled in a pair of TDs: a 30-yarder in the final minute of the first quarter, then a 76-yarder midway through the fourth after grabbing a short pass on a slant route and breaking free down the middle of the field.

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