No. 11 Ole Miss takes down No. 10 Penn State in Peach Bowl

Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels running back Quinshon Judkins (4) is tackled by Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Abdul Carter (11) in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Jaxson Dart threw three touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown as No. 11 Ole Miss defeated No. 10 Penn State 38-25 in the Peach Bowl on Saturday afternoon at Atlanta.

Dart completed 25 of 40 passes for 379 yards and had two touchdown throws to Caden Prieskorn, who finished with 10 catches for 136 yards. Dart also connected on a TD pass to Quinshon Judkins, who rushed for 106 yards.

Tre Harris finished with seven catches and 134 yards for the Rebels (11-2), as Ole Miss recorded 11 wins for the first time in program history. The Rebels also had the second 10-win season in school history.

Ole Miss, which entered 15th in the country in total offense (455.4 yards per game), was even more productive, finishing with 540 yards against Penn State, which led the country in total defense (223.2).

Drew Allar passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns and Tyler Warren had five catches for 127 yards for the Nittany Lions (10-3), who had 510 yards.

The Rebels’ first possession of the second half ended with a 52-yard field goal by Caden Davis that extended the lead to 23-17.

Dart threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Judkins and a two-point conversion pass to Prieskorn that produced a 31-17 lead at the end of the third quarter. Dart also ran 2 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 38-17 lead.

Allar’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Wallace III and a two-point conversion pass completed the scoring with 4:14 remaining.

On its first possession PSU drove to a 26-yard field goal by Alex Felkins and Davis followed with a 36-yarder to tie the score.

Dart threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Prieskorn to give the Rebels a 10-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Allar threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Theo Johnson to tie the score at 10.

Davis kicked a 45-yard field goal and Dart and Prieskorn teamed on a 37-yard touchdown pass that gave Ole Miss a 20-10 lead.

Beau Pribula threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Singleton to pull the Nittany Lions within 20-17 at halftime.

–Field Level Media

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