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Dan Werner

Rebels’ Wallace wins annual Conerly Trophy

JACKSON (AP) — Bo Wallace was the backup quarterback at Arkansas State two years ago. Now he’s been honored as the best college football player in Mississippi.

Wallace won the 2012 C Spire Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, beating out four other finalists, including Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks, Southern Mississippi defensive end Jamie Collins, Delta State offensive lineman Kendall Hunter and Jackson State receiver Rico Richardson. (more…) (November 28, 2012, Page 6)

Rebels still have hope despite loss

COLUMN: BATON ROUGE, La. — There are very few teams, if any, that have suffered more heartbreaking losses than the Ole Miss Rebels this year. A one-point loss to Vanderbilt two weeks ago, a three-point setback to No. 9 Texas A&M in October and now a six-point loss to No. 8 LSU. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)

‘Dores sink Rebels with late rally

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)

Big plays hurt OM Rebels in loss

ATHENS, Ga. — At one point Saturday, Ole Miss had actually out-gained No. 7 Georgia 100-16 and held a 10-0 advantage.

And then, like a switch was flipped, the hometown Bulldogs knocked the Rebels on their backside at Sanford Stadium. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 4B)

Ole Miss stuns Hogs with late field goal

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)

Rebels one win from bowl game

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bowl berth is now one win away for the Ole Miss Rebels and wide receiver Vince Sanders is very aware of that fact. Following the Rebels’ 30-27 win over Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium, Sanders talked about garnering one more victory to make that dream a reality. (October 29, 2012, Page 2B)

Refreshed Rebels ready to hit road Saturday

Rested and re-focused after the lone break of the season, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze’s focus is to finish the last five weeks as strong as he can.

The Rebels first opportunity to earn a fifth win comes Saturday in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. Arkansas (3-4 overall, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) also had an week off like Ole Miss (4-3, 1-2) this past Saturday. (October 23, 2012, Page 6)

RB Scott picks a good time to make big play

If there was ever a time for Jeff Scott to make a dramatic play that helped lift the Ole Miss Rebels to their first Southeastern Conference win in 17 games, the last five minutes was as good as any. The junior running back from Miami punctuated his already strong performance in Saturday’s 41-20 win over the Tigers with a highlight reel 55-yard reception for a touchdown at the 5:02 mark of the fourth quarter.

The highlight was the spin move he made as he was being brought down by two Auburn defenders and his ability to roll over the two and keep running for a touchdown, which increased the Rebels’ lead from 27-20 to 34-20 with 5:02 left in the game. (October 15, 2012, Page 2B)

Manziel, Texas A&M rallies past Rebels

Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium came down to one play, which play was more important, however, is up for debate.

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)

Toughness shown in loss

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Physical toughness.

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)

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