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Negative plays, penalties doom Rebels

BATON ROUGE, La. — Death Valley is where things go to die in Baton Rouge. Saturday night it was the Ole Miss offense that became Tiger Stadium’s latest victim. Negative plays, penalties and Bo Wallace’s first interception in Southeastern Conference play all had a hand in the Rebels’ 10-7 loss to No. 24 LSU. (October 26, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Ole Miss eager to avenge last loss at LSU

    Ole Miss is in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history, enjoying its first 7-0 start since 1962 and a No. 3 national ranking. A win over LSU in Tiger Stadium would make things even sweeter. The Rebels (7-0, 4-0 SEC) will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday for a night game at Death Valley. Ole Miss hasn’t beaten the 24th-ranked Tigers (6-2, 2-2) on their own turf since 2008, and the latest of those setbacks was a bittersweet pill to swallow. (October 24, 2014, Page 6A)

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      Special teams could once again play a role in Death Valley

      The role of Special teams is always vital in a football game. When Ole Miss and LSU get together that role is kick up a notch and more times than not decides the outcome.  The now infamous Billy Cannon game-winning punt return in 1959 all the way to Odell Beckham Jr.’s 89-yard punt return in 2012, special teams has defined this rivalry. (October 23, 2014, Page 7A)

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        Winning, losing decides Top 25 spots

        Football polls are not usually mentioned a lot on the Opinion page, but with Mississippi State and Ole Miss holding two of the three top spots it seems only fitting to respond to criticism about a bias among pollsters favoring the SEC. Our View is that you move up and down in the polls based on winning and losing, and that’s what will determine how many SEC teams remain in the top five over the next month. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Alabama, others helping Ole Miss prepare for LSU’s run-first offense

          One thing has become abundantly clear to Ole Miss’ players and coaches as they’ve watched film this week: LSU is going to run the football. A lot. (October 22, 2014, Page 1B)

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            Walking around in other folks’ skin

            Editor Don Whitten looks at the excitement surrounding the success of the 2014 Ole Miss football team and points out the different feelings that Rebel fans are experiencing before and during games. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Rebels expect test from LSU’s ground game

              Ole Miss has beaten Alabama and Tennessee at home and traveled to College Station, Texas, to handle the Aggies of Texas A&M in the past three weeks. The road ahead does not get any easier this Saturday as the No. 3 Rebels venture to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a night game in Death Valley against No. 24 LSU. (October 21, 2014, Page 6A)

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                VIDEO: Rebels preview LSU

                BLOG — Ole Miss will take its unbeaten record on the road for a top-25 matchup with LSU on Saturday night (6:15 p.m., ESPN) at Tiger Stadium. The Rebels are expecting it to be an old-school matchup. (more…) (October 20, 2014)

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                  Rebels’ Haynes specializes in getting to QB

                  If things had gone according to plan, Marquis Haynes would likely be wreaking havoc against offensive lines in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Instead, he’s doing it at Ole Miss. (October 20, 2014, Page 6)

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                    Ole Miss defense clamps down on Vols in rout

                    Ole Miss’ offense took a while to get going Saturday night. Not that it mattered a whole lot. The third-ranked Rebels’ defense turned in another dominant performance, keeping Ole Miss close until the offense found its footing and suffocating Tennessee from start to finish in a 34-3 victory in front of 62,081 fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (October 19, 2014, Page 1B)

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