Cordera Eason finally got his chance, and took full advantage.
The little-used reserve running back rushed for touchdowns of 44 and 46 yards and the Blue team beat the Red 40-14 today in Mississippi's Grove Bowl scrimmage.
Houston Nutt's debut as coach drew a record 28,311 fans. That's 5,000 more than attended last season's home game against Northwestern State.
Jevan Snead threw for 269 yards, completing 20 of 26 passes with two late touchdowns and an interception for the Blue team in his debut with the Rebels after sitting out a year because of NCAA transfer rules.
Dexter McCluster was Snead's favorite target, catching eight passes for 106 yards. He also rushed for 35 yards and a 21-yard touchdown on five carries.