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No. 20 Ole Miss scores 20 straight in 37-20 win over No. 24 Tulane

Ole Miss defeated Tulane 30-3 after trailing 17-7 in the first half. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

No. No. 20 Ole Miss scored 20 straight points as it pulled away late for a 37-20 win over No. 24 Tulane.

The Green Wave went up 17-7 in the first half despite not starting QB Michael Pratt. But two key fourth downs in the fourth quarter put Ole Miss in control as the Rebels closed the game on a 30-3 scoring run.

Kai Horton started for Pratt and appeared to get a first down on 4th and 2 when he dove toward the sideline marker with 6:49 left and Tulane trailing 20-17. Officials initially ruled Horton was able to move the chains, but a replay review found he had stepped out before advancing the ball past the first-down marker.

On the very next play, Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart hit Dayton Wade for a 43-yard gain. Tulane’s defense forced Ole Miss into a fourth down three plays later, but Dart then made a great play to avoid the pass rush and found Michael Trigg for a 21-yard TD that extended the lead to 10. After the teams traded field goals , defensive end Jared Ivey recovered a fumble for a TD to provide the winning margin.

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Dart finished the game 17 of 27 passing for 267 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

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