Chris Nickson threw for 200 yards and ran for 78 more and a touchdown to lead Vanderbilt to a 31-17 win over Mississippi Saturday.
Cassen Jackson-Garrison had three touchdowns and 127 yards rushing, and the Commodores (2-1) improved to 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Rebels (1-2) dropped their league opener for the fourth consecutive year. Ole Miss fell to 46-34-2 against Vanderbilt.
Brent Schaeffer relieved Seth Adams in the fourth quarter, and threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace on his first attempt to narrow the score to 24-17.
Schaeffer failed to complete a pass on the following possession, and Jackson-Garrison scored for the Commodores on a short field to put the game out of reach.
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