The line between winning and losing in college football is extremely fine. For the Ole Miss Rebels, a team that was looking to get off to a good start following a disappointing 4-8 season in 2010, Saturday’s season opening 14-13 loss to BYU at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium boiled down to just a few plays that prevented them from earning a much-needed victory.
Mistakes cost the Rebels in last year’s season-opening loss to Jacksonville State and it was miscues at the most critical points of the game that hurt them again this year. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
As if losing its season opener to BYU wasn’t bad enough, Ole Miss might be without its top two running backs for an extended period of time.
During his weekly teleconference on Sunday, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt updated the status of seniors Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis, both of whom saw limited playing time after being injured against the Cougars. (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: It’s looking like the Rebels will likely be without senior running backs Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis next weekend when they host Southern Illinois.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said on his weekly Sunday teleconference that both running backs are scheduled to have MRIs tomorrow. (more…) (September 4, 2011)
The game is set for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (September 3, 2011)
One area that will need to remain the same if the Rebels are going to improve on their 4-8 season from a year ago, is their rushing attack.
Ole Miss ranked third in the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense, averaging 207.6 yards per game, and returns its top three running backs in All-SEC candidate Brandon Bolden, fellow senior Enrique Davis and sophomore Jeff Scott. (more…) (August 17, 2011, Page 6)
After missing most of the 2010 season with a torn ACL, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility this past spring by the NCAA.
He has been cleared for summer drills that begin in less than two weeks and eagerly anticipating a new direction for a team that is trying to rebound from a 4-8 overall mark last season. (more…) (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
The past four years have been one big learning experience for Ole Miss running back Devin Thomas.
Heading into the second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to see his team show more consistency on both sides of the ball. His hope was his wide receivers would catch throws from the quarterbacks better, the running game would be even more physical and the defense would do an even better job of flying to the football.
Nutt was able to see his offensive line open more holes for the likes of Enrique Davis and Devin Thomas to gain big chunks of yardage, and while the receivers as a group made some plays, the overall performance was still inconsistent for Nutt’s liking. (April 11, 2011, Page 2B)
BLOG: The play-by-play of Ole Miss’ first spring scrimmage is after the jump. (more…)
(April 2, 2011)
That is, until the second half started.
Ole Miss came out of the stoppage and proceeded to shut out the visiting Ragin’ Cajuns en route to a 43-21 Homecoming victory in front of an announced crowd 53,144 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (November 8, 2010, Page 1B)