BATON ROUGE, La. — There were a lot of things the Ole Miss Rebels did right in Saturday’s matchup with No. 8 LSU at Tiger Stadium. Instead of kicking field goals like they did in a one-point loss to Vanderbilt, the Rebels scored more touchdowns than any other team has all year on the vaunted LSU defense.
An Ole Miss defense that was short handed entering the nationally televised game made its fair share of big plays against an offense that had become more balanced in recent games. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
BATON ROUGE, La — Ole Miss was able to stay in Saturday’s 41-35 loss to No. 8 LSU because of better results in the running game. While the Rebels still only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, the running game garnered 147 yards on 41 carries and would have yielded better figures in both categories if not for three sacks of quarterback Bo Wallace, who ended up leading the team with 58 yards on 11 carries.
The running game being more productive, compared to losses to Georgia and Vanderbilt, helped maintain the balance coach Hugh Freeze is seeking each game. (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
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)
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers didn’t think he was on the verge of a career performance midway through Saturday night’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He was just 6-for-13 for 54 yards in the first half, while the Commodores totaled just 128 yards and a mere six points. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPNU. (more…) (November 10, 2012)
BLOG: Good afternoon from Georgia’s Sanford stadium, the site for today’s 2:30 p.m. showdown on CBS between Georgia (7-1 overall, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) and Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2). (more…) (November 3, 2012)
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)
BLOG: It’s been a while since Ole Miss won its last Southeastern Conference football game. Sixteen games to be exact after the Rebels squandered a fourth-quarter lead last weekend against SEC newcomer Texas A&M.
Ole Miss (3-3 overall, 0-2 SEC) will be back at it today, looking for that elusive conference victory, with a homecoming matchup against the reeling Auburn Tigers (1-4, 0-3) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game is set for 11:21 a.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.
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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)
When a college football game is decided by three points and in the final minutes like Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M was Saturday night, coaches, fans, players and media will often go to the stats to figure out where the game was won or lost.
In the case of the Rebels, a season-high 10 penalties that garnered 71 yards hurt their chances of earning the victory as much as any stat, including two interceptions thrown by Bo Wallace. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)