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Austin McAfee | The Daily Mississippian Ole Miss’ 38-17 win over Pittsburgh in Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl not only gave the Rebels their seventh win and a winning record, it was a perfect way to end head coach Hugh Freeze’s first year at the helm. When Freeze took over, five wins was a...

    Quentin Winstine | The Daily Mississippian BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss punctuated a turnaround season with a 38-17 win against Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham on Saturday. A five-win improvement and the program’s first winning season since 2009 sends the Rebels (7-6) into an offseason filled with optimism.  “It’s more important now...

Quentin Winstine | The Daily Mississippian   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss returned to postseason play for the first time since 2010. In front of a BBVA Compass Bowl-record 59,135 fans, the Rebels cruised to a 38-17 win over Pittsburgh to finish the season 7-6, the program’s first winning season since 2009.    It was the program’s fifth-straight bowl win,...

 1. How much will the long layoff effect Ole Miss?  Matt Sigler (@SigNewton_2): I think the long layoff will show early in the game, but eventually, I believe Ole Miss will settle in and not have any problems getting things back on track.  David Collier (@DavidLCollier): There’s no doubt it will have an effect on both teams, and with the two different...

  Ole Miss and Pittsburgh are two of the most evenly matched teams in the bowl schedule this season, so Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., should be a fun one to watch.   Here’s who has the advantage at each position.   Quarterback   Ole Miss sophomore Bo Wallace has had a good season, throwing for 2,843 yards and 19...

  When Ole Miss takes on Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, it may be one of the most interesting matchups of the bowl season.   Why?   On paper, the Rebels and the Panthers are very similar, especially on the offensive side of the ball.  Points per game: Ole Miss – 30.9, Pittsburgh – 27.4   Total...

I stepped on to the Ole Miss football beat for The Daily Mississippian at the beginning of the 2010 football season and immediately realized that the Ole Miss football program, which had won 18 games and back-to-back Cotton Bowls over the past two seasons, was headed in a drastically different direction. The Rebels lost 49-48 that day in double overtime against Jacksonville...

Marshall Henderson made quite a few stops before arriving in Oxford, but he is quickly making a name for himself as a Rebel. Henderson has given Ole Miss an offensive weapon that last year’s team lacked. Ole Miss has scored 90 points in four of their five games this season. Last year, the Rebels surpassed 90 points just once. The Rebels are also winning by an average...

1. Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 1st last week) 2. Georgia (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 3rd last week) 3. Florida (11-1, 7-1 SEC, 4th last week) 4. LSU (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 2nd last week) 5. Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 5th last week) 6. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 6th last week) 7. Vanderbilt (8-4, 5-3 SEC, 8th last week) 8. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC, 9th last week) 9. Mississippi State...

  Brandon Bolden – RB – New England Patriots In Bolden’s rookie season, he has 234 yards on 43 attempts and two touchdowns. Bolden was suspended earlier this season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.     BenJarvus Green-Elis – RB – Cincinnati Bengals In his first season for the Bengals,...