In a rivalry that has been dominated by the Bulldogs in recent years, Ole Miss was able to garner a coveted sixth win by trouncing No. 25 MSU 41-24 behind five touchdowns from Bo Wallace and a strong second half from the often maligned defense.
For coach Hugh Freeze, who promised to renew passion to the rivalry when he was hired last December, the win was especially sweet because of what it meant to everyone involved with the program. (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)
From the moment Dan Mullen was hired as head coach at Mississippi State he made a point to poke and prod the Rebels and their fans. Mullen did more than just talk the talk, however, and his teams responded by walking the walk and claiming three straight Egg Bowls. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Shortly after Hollingsworth Field was washed over by a boozy wave of Ole Miss students celebrating a 41-24 Egg Bowl victory, the two patriarchs got down to spinning the night’s events forward. They couldn’t have been more different. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 4B)
VIDEO BLOG: It all comes down to tonight. (more…) (November 24, 2012)
Outside of perhaps the season debut against FCS Central Arkansas, there hasn’t been a single absolute-must-win decreed for the Rebels this entire season, what with the flaming mess that former head coach Houston Nutt left and the lack of available talent and depth headed into this season. (more…) (November 22, 2012, Page 8A)
“Sluggish” was the word Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze used to describe his team’s Tuesday morning practice session. The Rebels are out of school this week and out of a normal routine as they prepare to host the No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. All practices have been closed to the media. (November 21, 2012, Page 6)
Last week’s loss was another heartbreaker for the Ole Miss Rebels. With bowl eligibility seemingly within their grasp for a second consecutive week, the Rebels lost a late lead and eventually fell at No. 8 LSU 41-35. (more…) (November 20, 2012, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: It’s win or go home time for the Ole Miss football team. (more…) (November 19, 2012)
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)