Two teams entered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday looking to gain bowl eligibility. Until the final minute of the game, it looked like the Rebels would be the team to gain magic win No. 6. Then Ole Miss repeated its unfortunate recent history.
Clinging to a six-point lead late, the Rebels surrendered a last-minute touchdown and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bryson Rose’s first game-winning field goal of his career couldn’t have come at more opportune time for the Ole Miss Rebels. On a clear, cool Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium, Rose’s 31-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Rebels to a 30-27 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, their first Southeastern Conference victory on the road in more than three years.
Ole Miss (5-3 overall, 2-2 SEC) trailed Arkansas (3-5, 2-3) 10-0 after the first quarter but stormed back to garner the victory by scoring 21 points in the second and getting three key field goals from Rose in the second half to earn the biggest win over Hugh Freeze’s tenure. (October 29, 2012, Page 1B)
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)
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)
As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.
The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)
Shaking up the depth chart comes with the territory when discussing a coaching change.
Players who were starters under the former regime are forced to re-prove themselves. And those who may have once been buried on the depth chart are given a fresh start. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)