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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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                  NOTEBOOK: Sanders sparks OM offense with touchdown

                  The Ole Miss offense was in dire need of an adrenaline shot and, for the second game this season, Vince Sanders gave it to them. (October 19, 2014, Page 1B)

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                    COLUMN: Best D in the land? Rebels making their case

                    At a certain point, you had to feel sorry for Tennessee. The Volunteers’ offense hasn’t exactly been a well-oiled machine this season, but it hit a whole new level of ineptitude against Ole Miss on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (October 19, 2014, Page 1B)

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