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Wallace throws for 320 yards, TD as No. 15 Mississippi routs Vanderbilt 41-3 in SEC opener

  • Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze, right, talks with quarterback Bo Wallace (14) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze, right, talks with quarterback Bo Wallace (14) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace passes against Vanderbilt in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace passes against Vanderbilt in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mississippi running back Jaylen Walton (6) gets past Vanderbilt safety Oren Burks (20) to score a touchdown on a 20-yard run in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Mississippi running back Jaylen Walton (6) gets past Vanderbilt safety Oren Burks (20) to score a touchdown on a 20-yard run in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and the 15th-ranked Mississippi Rebels opened their Southeastern Conference schedule by routing Vanderbilt 41-3 on Saturday in the league opener for both teams.

The Rebels (2-0) have beaten Vanderbilt in Nashville in consecutive seasons after the Commodores had won five of the previous six. The Rebels won in dominating fashion.

Ole Miss scored on seven of its first eight possessions with the shortest drive covering 67 yards. Jaylen Walton started the scoring with a 20-yard TD, and I'Tavius Mathers and DeVante Kincade also ran for TDs.

Wallace put the Rebels up 20-0 with a 20-yard TD pass to Cody Core, and he was sacked as the first half ended with Ole Miss threatening to score again.

The Commodores (0-2) still are searching for first-year coach Derek Mason's inaugural win, but at least got their first offensive points with a field goal.