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ATHENS, Ga. — Ole Miss jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter and had hopes of an upset against No. 6 Georgia, but the Bulldogs responded with 37 unanswered points as the Rebels fell 37-10 this past Saturday “Between the Hedges.”

ATHENS, Ga. — With Ole Miss up 10-7 in the second quarter, Georgia had the ball and the momentum after a 66-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Aaron Murray to senior wide receiver Marlon Brown. Then, Ole Miss and Georgia combined for four turnovers in the span of five plays, and while no points were scored off the turnovers, the Rebels missed out on a prime scoring opportunity after the first of the four turnovers.

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team tips off the season tonight at 7 p.m. in an exhibition game against Montevallo in Tad Smith Coliseum. Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy enters his seventh season at Ole Miss and is excited about the players returning this season. 

The Ole Miss men’s golf team competed in five tournaments this fall and walked away with victories at two of those events — the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg and the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in Los Cabo, Mexico — due in large part to the play of sophomore Blake Morris.

Ole Miss jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter and had hopes of the upset against No. 6 Georgia, and then the Bulldogs scored 37 unanswered points to win 37-10 in Saturday's Southeastern Conference clash "Between the Hedges."

Just one win away from gaining bowl eligibility, the Ole Miss Rebels (5-3, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) will travel to Athens, Ga., on Saturday to play “Between the Hedges” against the No. 6 team in the country, Georgia (7-1, 5-1 SEC).

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

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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.

After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford. 
It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw. 

The Ole Miss offensive line has come a long way since first-year head coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have installed their new offense. In fact, many of the Rebel players have been surprised by the success on offense so far this season.

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

The Ole Miss Lady Rebels (10-11, 4-8 SEC) will hit the road for the first time in three weeks this weekend when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats and the LSU Tigers. The Lady Rebels are coming off a straight-set loss to Auburn on Sunday after wins against Missouri and South Carolina the weekend before. 

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze readily admits that it’s “very tempting” to shift his offense into overdrive and run a higher percentage of up-tempo plays. However, a lack of depth on both sides of the football makes that tough to do, as the Rebels are down to 64 healthy scholarship players. 

Heading into Saturday’s game where Ole Miss will face one of the better passing attacks in the conference, the Rebels and head coach Hugh Freeze are dealing with some costly injuries in the secondary. 

The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier gives the biggest tricks (disappointments) and treats (surprises) from the SEC in the first nine weeks of the season.

Freshman middle blocker Nakeyta Clair has shown her potential for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels volleyball team throughout the season. Clair is now considered a dual threat for Ole Miss, recording kills on offense and blocking opponents’ attacks on defense.

The Peabody Award-winning ESPN documentary series “30 for 30” continues with tonight’s episode, “Ghost of Ole Miss.” The narrative, based on the long-format story by ESPN.com writer and Oxford resident Wright Thompson, who wrote and narrated the 1-hour documentary, explores the intersection in history of the undefeated 1962 Ole Miss football team and the integration of The University of Mississippi. Thompson worked with Peabody Award-winning director Fritz Mitchell on the project. Mitchell started his television career as a researcher for CBS Sports in 1982 and has produced other long-format documentaries for ESPN and PBS.

Thanks to Georgia’s win over Florida and Ole Miss’ victory over Arkansas this past weekend, Saturday’s Ole Miss-Georgia game in Athens will be the 2:30 p.m. CT game on CBS. 

One of many bright spots this season for the Ole Miss football team is the emergence of freshman huskie Mike Hilton. The Fayetteville, Ga., native came out of Sandy Creek High School as a highly-touted offensive player, but found himself on the other side of the ball at the college level. 

The annual Fall World Series this past week didn’t go three games, but it still could have gone either way as both games went into extra innings.

For the first time since 2009, the Ole Miss Rebels got a conference victory on the road. The Rebels (5-3, 2-2 SEC) are now one win away from becoming bowl eligible after defeating Arkansas (3-5, 2-3 SEC) 30-27 in Little Rock, Ark., at War Memorial Stadium.

The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 30-27 on Saturday on the foot of senior Bryson Rose’s 31-yard field goal as time expired. While Rose was carried off the field in triumph, the Rebels’ second-straight Southeastern Conference victory was much more than a one-man job.

Auburn traveled to Oxford to play Ole Miss on Sunday and left with a straight-set Southeastern Conference victory (25-16, 25-19, 25-19). Ole Miss (10-11, 4-8 SEC) could not stop Auburn (15-8, 6-7 SEC) senior outside hitter Sarah Bullock, who tallied 17 kills on 41 total attacks with 14 digs.

Bryson Rose kicked a 31-yard field goal to win the game for Ole Miss, 30-27. Bo Wallace was 29-of-37 for 278 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rebels. Ole Miss improves to 5-3, 2-2 in Southeastern Conference play, with games against Georgia, Vanderbilt, LSU and Mississippi State remaining on the schedule.