LARAMIE, Wyoming (Ticker) -- Wyoming rebounded at home with its first win vs. a Southeastern Conference opponent.
Josh Barge scored a pair of second-half touchdowns and Joseph Harris rushed for 124 yards as the Cowboys held on for a 37-32 victory over the Mississippi Rebels.
In its previous game two weeks ago, Wyoming (2-1) was outgained by 300 yards in falling to Texas A&M, 31-0. Prior to beating the Rebels, the Cowboys were 0-8 vs. the SEC.
Barge, who had just two touchdowns in his previous 24 games, gave Wyoming a 27-15 lead early in the second half with an 87-year punt return for a score.
After Mississippi (1-3) closed to within five points midway through the fourth on Jonathan Nichols' fourth field goal, Barge hauled in a 69-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Jovon Bouknight to make it 37-25 with just over five minutes remaining.
Harris, a junior college transfer, needed 23 carries to set a team season-high in rushing. His six-yard score in the second quarter to gave the Cowboys a 14-6 edge.
Bouknight had six catches for 68 yards and caught a touchdown pass from Corey Bramlet on Wyoming's opening possession. Bramlet completed 15-of-31 passes for 171 yards.
Ethan Flatt threw for 284 yards but completed only 19-of-44 passes and had four interceptions for the Rebels, who lost for just the sixth time in their last 37 games vs. non-SEC teams.
Flatt hit Mario Hill eight times for 142 yards and Vashon Pearson ran for 140 yards in a losing cause. Brandon Jacobs had a pair of short touchdown runs for Mississippi.