BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss’ dramatic turnaround on the gridiron in Hugh Freeze’s first season was punctuated with an impressive, record-setting win in the annual BBVA Compass Bowl Saturday. Led by quarterback Bo Wallace, this year’s Fred Sington MVP winner, on offense and linebacker Mike Marry on defense, the Rebels defeated Pittsburgh 38-17 in front of a new bowl record crowd of 59,135 at Legion Field. (January 7, 2013, Page 1B)
VIDEO BLOG: Earlier today Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze met with the media during his regularly scheduled press conference at Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility and addressed a number of topics. (more…) (September 24, 2012)
Hugh Freeze’s plan of keeping Saturday’s epic game with No. 14 Texas close and allowing the near record crowd of 61,797 at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to help his Rebels late never materialized.
Instead of heading into the fourth quarter down just a field goal or a touchdown, the Rebels trailed the Longhorns by 28 (52-24) with no hope of ever catching them thanks to his defense’s inability to slow quarterback David Ash or a running game that totaled 350 yards overall. (September 17, 2012, Page 1B)
Defense was supposed to be the strength of the No. 14 Texas Longhorns, not the throwing of sophomore quarterback David Ash. For a quarterback who had only thrown for 377 yards the first two games combined, Ash turned in a career-best night by throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns.
He connected on 15 straight passes during the game — which was three off the record held by Colt McCoy — and finished a blistering 19-for-23 overall.
Texas’ offense finished the game with 676 yards of total offense that also included 350 yards on the ground. (September 17, 2012, Page 1B)
After starting the year 2-0, Ole Miss will finally get to play arguably its biggest home non-conference game in years tonight.
Kickoff for the ESPN-broadcast game is set for 8:15 p.m. (more…) (September 15, 2012)
Prior to the season, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was asked what his thoughts were on the Rebels playing host to perennial power Texas during Week 3.
Without skipping a beat, Freeze replied “Are we 2-0?”
As it turns out, the Rebels are.
Saturday, Ole Miss overcame a third-quarter lull to remain undefeated with a 28-10 victory over UTEP. (September 10, 2012, Page 1B)
BLOG: Ole Miss will look to earn its first winning streak since the 2010 season today when it hosts UTEP at 6 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on FSN and can be heard as always on the Ole Miss Radio Network. (more…) (September 8, 2012)
Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss’ junior rover and leader in the secondary, knew Saturday was a big day for first-year head coach Hugh Freeze before the team got off the bus and started filing through the Walk of Champions in the Grove. Sawyer, who just returned to the practice field last week in an attempt to play against Central Arkansas in the opener, said Freeze really wanted to win because of his affection for Ole Miss. (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
The Rebels practically emptied their bench Saturday against Central Arkansas and in doing so forced fans and media alike to crosscheck numbers with names on the official roster. (more…) (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
Ole Miss will kick off its 2012 season at 6 p.m. with a first-ever gridiron showdown with Central Arkansas.
The game can be viewed on Pay-per-view or ESPN3.com. (more…) (September 1, 2012)