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Green-Ellis helps Mississippi snap four-game losing streak

Oct 7, 2006 - 9:47 PM OXFORD, Mississippi (Ticker) -- With his team riding a lengthy losing streak, BenJarvus Green-Ellis took matters into his own hands.

Green-Ellis ran for a pair of touchdowns as Mississippi posted a 17-10 triumph over Vanderbilt in Southeastern Conference action.

The Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2 SEC West) had lost four straight contests dating to a 28-25 victory against Memphis on September 3.

But Green-Ellis proved to be the difference Saturday, carrying 24 times for 101 yards. He scored on a two-yard run midway through the first quarter and added a one-yard plunge 3 1/2 minutes later to give Mississippi a 14-0 lead.

Green-Ellis took most of the pressure off Brent Schaeffer, who attempted only eight passes. He completed just three for 31 yards and also threw a pair of interceptions.

Mackenzi Adams and Chris Nickson split time at quarterback for Vanderbilt (2-4, 1-2 East). Adams was 10-of-20 for 176 yards with an interception, while Nickson went 11-of-13 for 95 yards, including an 18-yard TD strike to Sean Walker in the second quarter.

Adams also was the Commodores' leading rusher, accumulating 51 yards on 11 carries. Earl Bennett led the air attack for Vanderbilt, catching 10 balls for 176 yards.






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