A week after suffering through an emotionally draining loss, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his Rebels were able to experience an entirely different emotion following a 41-20 win over Auburn at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon. Freeze, who was second guessed in the Rebels’ 30-27 setback to Texas A&M, showed signs of a water and Gatorade celebration performed in the locker room just minutes before talking about the Rebels’ first Southeastern Conference win in 17 tries. (October 15, 2012, Page 1B)
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)
Two days before, the Rebels had their first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts within grasp. Had one of any number of plays gone Ole Miss’ way, the Rebels may have pulled out the elusive win. (more…) (October 9, 2012, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: Instead of spending the bulk of Monday’s press conference looking ahead to Saturday’s homecoming game against Auburn, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze spent the plenty of time looking back at the Rebels’ 30-27 loss to Texas A&M. (more…) (October 8, 2012)
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)
COLUMN: Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace used the word “crushed” describe the way his teammates felt in the dressing room after Saturday night’s 30-27 loss to Texas A&M.
Hugh Freeze, the leader of the Rebels, said he was “very disappointed” with the come-from-behind win for the Aggies and that the “kids and coaches were hurting” from the outcome. (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)
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)
A decision on who will start at quarterback against Texas A&M will come Thursday, according to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who announced Monday that there would be greater competition between Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti at practice this week. Wallace, who has started every game this year, has been nagged by turnovers the past few weeks as well as a shoulder injury. (October 3, 2012, Page 6)