Ole Miss begins its final month of the regular season Saturday with its annual Homecoming game. The Rebels need to win three of the final four games to gain bowl eligibility, a tough task for any team let alone one that has struggled with its consistency and has yet to play a complete game.
Rebel coach Houston Nutt talked about where his team was heading into the final month during his weekly press conference Monday. (November 2, 2010, Page 8)
In the No. 3 Tigers’ 51-31 win over Ole Miss on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, it was the young running back duo of freshman Michael Dyer and sophomore Onterio McCalebb that did the bulk of the work on the ground, rushing for a combined 279 yards and two scores on 30 carries.
Newton pointed to Ole Miss’ game plan as for why his backs were able to have big days. (November 1, 2010, Page 2B)
After injuring himself during the first quarter of Ole Miss’ 55-38 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett is done for the year.
During the Bulldogs’ second possession of the game, Lockett jumped in an attempt to block a screen pass and landed awkwardly. He remained on the turf until trainers helped him limp off the field.
During his postgame press conference, head coach Houston Nutt confirmed that Lockett will likely miss the season with an apparent ACL injury. (September 27, 2010, Page 1B)
A chance at redemption is what the Ole Miss Rebels are looking to accomplish Saturday night in their second game of the year at Tulane.
It’s been a tough week of practice for the Rebels, who suffered national embarrassment last Saturday by losing 49-48 to Football Championship Subdivision member Jacksonville State at home. (September 10, 2010, Page 6A)
Tuesday’s practice session was more subdued than normal for the Ole Miss Rebels, who not only had to deal with the NCAA’s unfavorable ruling on Jeremiah Masoli, but also cope with the loss of one their team captains in senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said Lockett will miss Saturday’s season opener against Jacksonville State to deal with a rhythm problem in his heart that was first detected during Saturday’s scrimmage.
Nutt said Lockett was flown to Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday to meet with heart rhythm specialist.
He said it was tough on the players to have to practice without a vocal leader like Lockett and to know that he wouldn’t be available for the opener. (September 1, 2010, Page 6)