Cordera Eason finally got his chance, and he made the most of it.
The former Meridian High star had 104 yards rushing and scored a touchdown in Saturday's Grove Bowl in Oxford.
His eight-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter helped the Blue team to a 23 to 21 victory over the Red team.
Eason, a former Dandy Dozen player, saw limited playing time his freshman season at Ole Miss.
The Rebels open the 2007 campaign on September 1 at Memphis.