An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
That’s what Ole Miss’ defense and offense showed in Saturday’s 33-14 loss to No. 1 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Compared to two weeks ago, when the Rebels blew 50 assignments according to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, Saturday’s effort against the tough-minded Crimson Tide was much improved. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)
The start of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss begins Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium, home to the league’s best team in No. 1 Alabama. Two weeks after losing 66-31 to then No. 14 Texas, the Rebels have a chance to show the nation watching at home via ESPN that they have improved from that defeat and that they are more prepared to run the gauntlet against the nation’s best teams. (more…) (September 28, 2012, Page 6A)
Ole Miss returned to the practice fields Tuesday for its first full day of preparation for Saturday’s matchup with No. 1 Alabama. A couple of hurt Rebels — defensive tackles Uriah Grant and Woodrow Hamilton — were back and going through various drills, while starting quarterback Bo Wallace was dressed but did not go through drills, according to coach Hugh Freeze. (September 26, 2012, Page 6)
NEW ORLEANS — Hugh Freeze’s goal of seeing his team play a complete game, with improved consistency, didn’t materialize quite like he was hoping Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ole Miss’ defense was much improved against Tulane in the 39-0 win but the offense sputtered outside of the first quarter and produced three fumbles that thwarted potential scoring opportunities.
Offensive coordinator Dan Werner said the fumbles, specifically those made by quarterback Bo Wallace, have to disappear with No. 1 Alabama up next. (September 24, 2012, Page 1B)
Prior to the season, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was asked what his thoughts were on the Rebels playing host to perennial power Texas during Week 3.
Without skipping a beat, Freeze replied “Are we 2-0?”
As it turns out, the Rebels are.
Saturday, Ole Miss overcame a third-quarter lull to remain undefeated with a 28-10 victory over UTEP. (September 10, 2012, Page 1B)
Bo Wallace, Ole Miss’ newest starting quarterback, said early last week he was anxious for his first chance to lead Hugh Freeze’s new-look offense. Prior to Saturday’s season opener against Central Arkansas, Wallace said he actually wasn’t nervous like he thought he might be.
That unexpected coolness showed in Wallace’s Rebel debut as the sophomore completed 20 of 24 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He also dazzled on runs with 13 carries for 82 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown run that capped Ole Miss’ opening drive. (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
Sophomore Bo Wallace was close to gaining a slight edge on junior Barry Brunetti in the race to become Ole Miss’ starting quarterback during the first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday morning. After both signal callers produced a week of back-and-forth results, Wallace appeared to be a little more productive, a little more impressive. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 6)
Optimism for the future of Ole Miss football continued to build Friday morning when Hugh Freeze picked up a verbal pledge from another standout offensive player. Dallas (Skyline High School) quarterback Devante Kincade chose the Rebels over several other impressive offers thanks in large part to relationship he built with Freeze, quarterbacks coach Dan Werner and his primary recruiter, Wesley McGriff. (more…) (July 9, 2012, Page 6)
JACKSON — Ole Miss’ hiring of Hugh Freeze as head football coach last December is already paying dividends in June. While the Rebels entered Monday with 11 verbal pledges for the 2013 football class, gaining a commitment from Jackson Prep quarterback Ryan Buchanan was a major coup and a huge building block for Freeze and his offensive staff moving forward. (more…) (June 5, 2012, Page 7)