AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn 1, Hugh Freeze 0.
The inaugural matchup between the two friends turned foes went to Malzahn Saturday night as Auburn rode the legs of quarterback Nick Marshall and a dominant outing from its defensive front to defeat Freeze’s 24th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 30-22 in front of a crowd of 86,504 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (October 7, 2013, Page 1B)
On the surface, Ole Miss’ offense was highly productive against Southeast Missouri. How much the offense produced, though, depended greatly on who was under center. (September 9, 2013, Page 1B)
Things were so good, it almost wasn’t fair to everybody: Before Ole Miss could escape the cold drizzle of the January rain in Birmingham after a never-in-doubt win over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl, fans and media were clamoring about the coming recruiting class, which depending on your optimism and news sources, could be one of the best in school history. (more…) (January 8, 2013, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss wrapped up its first week of bowl preparation Thursday with a rather unique practice at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (December 20, 2012)
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)
Cody Prewitt had a career day Saturday. With Ole Miss looking for its first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts, the sophomore safety racked up a team-best six tackles with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)