By Charles Odum
ATHENS, Ga. - Thomas Brown ran for 180 yards - the most for Georgia in six years - and three touchdowns as No. 15 Georgia beat Mississippi 45-17 on Saturday.
The game was tied 17-17 early in the third quarter before Brown, who scored earlier on a 50-yard run, took over. The senior had four carries and one catch for a combined 45 yards on a seven-play touchdown drive that ended with his 4-yard scoring run. He added a 41-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Brown's rushing total was the high for Georgia since 2001, when Verron Haynes ran for 207 yards against Georgia Tech. He matched his career high with the three touchdown runs.
Georgia's total of 328 yards rushing was its most in seven years under coach Mark Richt, topping its 280 yards against Louisiana-Monroe in 2005.
Knowshon Moreno, a freshman, rushed for 90 yards with an 8-yard scoring run. Freshman fullback Fred Munzenmaier added a 6-yard touchdown run in the final minute.
Georgia (4-1 overall, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) only led 17-10 at halftime. Ole Miss tied the game with an 18-play drive that lasted more than 9 minutes to open the second half.
Ole Miss (1-4 overall, 0-3 SEC) tried to keep pace with Brown as BenJarvus Green-Ellis, ran for 108 yards and a touchdown. The Rebels hurt themselves with two turnovers, including a first-quarter fumble by quarterback Seth Adams on a first-down play at the Georgia 1 when they were trying to take a 14-0 lead.