A season that has not gone the way Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted at the start of the year will conclude this Saturday night in the annual “Egg Bowl” game against Mississippi State. In a year in which injuries, suspensions and mistakes have garnered the most attention for the Rebels, Saturday’s game serves as a chance for the Rebels to make amends for a disappointing year with a win over the team that caused them so much grief at the end of last season.
Nutt talked about the rivalry, among other things, Monday during his weekly press conference and how last year’s game has been used as motivation to defeat the Bulldogs. (November 23, 2010, Page 8)
A better overall effort one week after suffering the most disappointing loss in Houston Nutt’s tenure wasn’t enough to lift the Ole Miss Rebels past the No. 5 team in the country Saturday afternoon.
Every ounce of energy the Rebels could muster gave them three different leads against LSU in the second half, including two in the fourth quarter, but in the end it was the Tigers who had just enough energy to pull out a thrilling 43-36 win over the Rebels in front of a capacity crowd at Tiger Stadium and a national TV audience watching via CBS. (November 22, 2010, Page 1B)
The ultimate goal for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into Saturday’s matchup with the No. 5 LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium was to return to Oxford with a big upset win.
That didn’t work out for the Rebels against one of their biggest rivals, but the effort and overall execution of the team was much improved a week after suffering a disappointing loss at Tennessee.
Ole Miss finished the game with 420 total yards and scored points almost at will in the 43-36 loss. The defense was unable to hold the Tigers late in the game when it mattered most, but the unit didn’t give up a ton of explosive plays that have hindered them in other losses this year. (November 22, 2010, Page 2B)
Another dominant performance that showed the experience of the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores as much as it did their overall athletic ability was the backdrop of Friday’s 35-0 win over New Albany in the Class 4A playoffs.
LHS (14-0 overall) advanced to its second straight North Half title game by dismantling a Bulldog team that had won its first 13 games of the season. The Commodores, who will now play Noxubee County for the right to advance to Jackson for the MHSAA state championship, caused four turnovers in the win and used the mistakes to score three touchdowns on short fields. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
Former Ole Miss football coach Wobble Davidson will be honored tonight by the Jackson Touchdown Club. Bill Lee, the former president of the club, said the ceremony to honor Davidson would begin at approximately 6:30 following dinner at the River Hills Tennis Club, the site of the ceremony.
Lee said Davidson was chosen to be honored this year because of his importance to Ole Miss football, and the history of Mississippi sports, when he was an assistant to former legend Johnny Vaught. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Hello to everyone. I’m here at Tiger Stadium getting ready for today’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 5 LSU Tigers. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette continued its march toward its first state title in football Friday with a 35-0 win over New Albany in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The coaching salaries for the biggest coaching names at Ole Miss were approved last month by Mississippi’s Institute for Higher Learning Board of Trustees. (more…) (November 19, 2010)
Ole Miss and LSU may be one the same side of the standings in the Southeastern Conference, but that’s about the only thing the two schools have in common heading into Saturday’s annual “Magnolia Bowl” meeting at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
The Rebels are 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the SEC after falling 52-14 on the road at Tennessee last weekend and in desperate need of some good fortune to finish the regular season. (November 19, 2010, Page 6A)