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Green-Ellis, Rebels overpower Division I-AA Demons

Nov 5, 2006 - 2:11 AM OXFORD, Mississippi (Ticker) -- B.J. Green-Ellis helped Mississippi run to an easy victory.

Green-Ellis ran for 116 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries and Brent Schaeffer threw for another score as the Rebels defeated Division I-AA Northwestern State, 27-7, in the first meeting between the schools.

Green-Ellis has led the Rebels (2-8) in rushing in each game this season. He has 864 yards and is on pace to become Ole Miss' first 1,000-yard rusher since Deuce McAllister in 1998.

The junior running back started the scoring with a four-yard run with 11:41 remaining in the first quarter to cap a seven-play, 71-yard drive.

Schaeffer threw a 35-yard TD pass to Mike Wallace to make it 27-7 with 3:34 remaining in the third period. The junior signal-caller completed 13-for-23 passes for 175 yards for the Rebels, who outgained the Demons, 401-261.

Byron Lawrence ran for 82 yards on 10 carries for Northwestern State (5-4) which is 10-20 all time against Division I-A teams.

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