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October 10, 2012

Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Rebel defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M.

Defensive back Mike Hilton made the first start of his young career at the huskie position and received his first extensive playing time as well.

October 9, 2012

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 
 
Auburn has had its share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said some times it looks like the Tigers are running five or six different offenses.
 

October 9, 2012

 
Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Ole Miss defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M. 

 
Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Ole Miss defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M. 
 
Defensive back Mike Hilton made the first start of his young career at the huskie position and received his first extensive playing time as well.
 

October 5, 2012

 
In this week’s edition of Four Downs, The Daily Mississippian football beat writers Bennett Hipp and Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week’s matchup.

 
1. Will one of the quarterbacks solidify himself as the starter for the rest of the season?
 
Bennett Hipp (@bennetthipp): I think if Bo Wallace starts and plays well, he can take a step toward solidifying himself. I’m not sure one game is enough to make it a done deal, as he’ll have to limit interceptions and turnovers going forward no matter what.
 

October 5, 2012

 
In this week’s installment, The Daily Mississippian football beat writer Bennett Hipp gives his keys to this week’s matchup. 

 
Third Downs
 
Texas A&M and Ole Miss are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to third-down conversion percentage on both sides of the ball.
 
Offensively, Ole Miss is first in the Southeastern Conference in converting first downs, with a conversion percentage of 51 percent. That number will be put to the test against the Aggie defense, which is allowing opponents to convert just 26 percent of third downs, which is also first in the conference.
 

October 5, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.
 
The Rebels are coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama this past weekend, while the Aggies defeated Arkansas last weekend 58-10 and appear to be settling into the SEC well so far. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze knows he and his team will have a tough challenge this weekend.

October 4, 2012

 
After head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday that the quarterback race was back open, the competition between sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti heated up. Wednesday was another good day for Wallace and Brunetti, as the duo again split reps during practice. 

 
After head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday that the quarterback race was back open, the competition between sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti heated up. Wednesday was another good day for Wallace and Brunetti, as the duo again split reps during practice. 
 

October 2, 2012

 
Ole Miss resumed practice Tuesday afternoon after its 33-14 loss this past Saturday to No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) this weekend. 

 
Ole Miss resumed practice Tuesday afternoon after its 33-14 loss this past Saturday to No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) this weekend. 
 
In Monday’s weekly press conference, head coach Hugh Freeze said that the quarterback competition will be more open this week. Sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti split snaps at quarterback on Tuesday.
 

October 1, 2012

 
Turnovers have been an issue for most of the season for Ole Miss, and sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace’s two interceptions Saturday mean that the Rebels will have “more competition this week” at the position, according to Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.
 

September 19, 2012

 
In this week’s installment, The Daily Mississippian’s sports editor David Collier will rank the 14 Southeastern Conference teams. Opponents, game times and television networks are also included for each team.

 
1. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC, 1st last week)
 
If anyone wasn’t already impressed with Alabama in the first two weeks of the season, they have to be after the Crimson Tide trampled the Arkansas Razorbacks on the road last weekend 52-0. Although Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson was sidelined with a head injury, it’s still really impressive what Nick Saban and his squad have been able to accomplish in the first few weeks of the year.  
 
This week: Florida Atlantic (1-2), 4 p.m., PPV