September 8, 2007

Tiger notebook: Offense lights it up

Ole Miss tailback BenJarvus Green-Ellis will get many of the headlines as far as running backs go after the Rebels' 38-25 loss to Mizzou. But as good as Green-Ellis was--and he was very, very good with a career-high 226 yards--Missouri had to be happy to see its own tailback off and running.

After a Green-Ellis fumble on the Missouri seven-yard line, Tony Temple took a handoff on Missouri's first play from scrimmage. Thirty-three yards later, Temple was finally forced out of bounds, after his longest play of the season.

"It felt really good," Temple said. "It's been kind of hard all year to get through, but finally we made it through there."

That was the longest of Temple's 17 runs on the day, which went for 126 yards. The entire Tiger offense was happy to see Temple break through.

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