FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A change at quarterback proved to be just what Ole Miss needed to spark its dormant offense.
Randall Mackey delivered the big plays all night on offense and Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns to lead the Rebels to a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night. (more…) (October 3, 2011, Page 1B)
The effort was there Saturday for the Ole Miss Rebels compared to their Week 3 performance against Vanderbilt. Unfortunately for them and coach Houston Nutt, the results of that improved effort weren’t enough to produce a win.
Ole Miss fell to 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference thanks to a 27-13 setback at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs. What the crowd of 58,042 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and a regional audience watching on the SEC Network, saw was a young Ole Miss team show more fight than it did against the Commodores, but come up short on the scoreboard because of the same miscues that have haunted them all year. (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 1B)
Even though Lee wasn’t a member of last year’s staff that produced a 4-8 record, he is very aware that the losses suffered last year are still on the minds of his players. Following Saturday’s loss, Lee said he went to each offensive player and re-assured them to keep working and believing in each other in the attempt to keep the spirits as high as possible. (September 26, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: Hello from beautiful Oxford, where it’s currently sunny and 57 and is expected to get up to 80 for the Ole Miss-Georgia kickoff at 11:21 a.m. (more…) (September 24, 2011)
Coming off of a 30-7 loss at Vanderbilt and another forgettable start to the football season, the questions during Houston Nutt’s weekly press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility blended what went wrong against the Commodores with what can be done to rectify mistakes moving forward. (more…) (September 20, 2011, Page 6)
After watching the Rebels turn the ball over five times, commit six penalties for 51 yards and only convert four of 14 third-down conversions, there wasn’t much Nutt could say about Saturday’s display of inept passing, running, blocking, catching and play calling other than it was bad. Really, really bad. (September 19, 2011, Page 1B)
SPORTS BLOG — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A hapless effort on offense is not what the Ole Miss Rebels needed to produce in their first Southeastern Conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon. (more…) (September 17, 2011)
Zack Stoudt’s goal of being the starting quarterback at Ole Miss came last Saturday against Southern Illinois. His desire to lead the Rebels against Southeastern Conference teams comes this Saturday at Vanderbilt. (more…) (September 14, 2011, Page 6)
Improving the way the offense moves the ball and how the offensive line blocks is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is looking to fix this week as the Rebels prepare for Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss opens SEC play at Vanderbilt and Nutt said that while the line played better last week against Southern Illinois, things would have to improve against the Commodores. (September 13, 2011, Page 6)