ATHENS, Ga. -- Sophomore Carnie Norris, a third string tailback filling in for Herschel Walker who was slowed by a two-week old ankle sprain, rushed for 150 yards Saturday to lead sixth-ranked Georgia to a 28-21 victory over Mississippi.
Norris scored only once himself, a 1-yard plunge with 44 seconds left in the first half to give the Bulldogs a 17-0 lead. But he set up that TD with a 41-yard run and set up the Bulldogs' final score, a 1-yard plunge by quarterback Buck Belue, with 6:02 in the game, with runs of 6, 20 and 8 yards.
The Bulldogs also scored on a 34-yard pass from Belue to Amp Arnold with 9:41 to go in the first half and on two field goals by Rex Robinson _ a 27-yarder for Georgia's first points as time ran out in the first quarter and a 43-yarder in the opening minute of the final quarter.
Georgia's other points came on a two-point conversion pass from Belue to Charles Junior after Belue's touchdown and two conversion kicks by Robinson who extended his Southeastern Conference record to 81 in a row.
Georgia seemed set to take a 17-0 lead, but Ole Miss defensive end James Otis deflected a Belue pass, caught it on the rebound and raced 32 yards for the Rebel's first score with 9 seconds left in the half.
Ole Miss, which had been averaging 32 points per game despite winning only one of its first five starts, got its second TD midway through the txird quarter when quarterback John Fourcade, the SEC total offense leader, leaped over from a yard out to cap a 72-yard-drive.
The Rebels got their final TD with 1:42 left in the game on a 13-yard pass from Fourcade to Ken Toler. In that drive, Fourcade, who completed 16-of-33 passes for 162 yards, had 6 completions for 81 yards.
Although used sparingly, Walker, a freshman who was leading the SEC in rushing, gained 55 yards on 11 carries.