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With 61,797 fans in attendance -- the fourth-largest crowd in the history of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and the largest ever for a nonconference matchup -- the No. 14 Texas Longhorns (3-0) racked up 676 yards of total offense and foced three turnover in a 66-31 win on Saturday night. The 66 points allowed by Ole Miss was the most points given up since a 69-7 loss to former Southeastern Conference member Sewanee in 1917.

It was a Southeastern Conference clash of two top-25 teams as the No. 22 Ole Miss women’s soccer team hosted No. 10 Texas A&M. The Lady Rebels seemed overwhelmed as the Lady Aggies handed them their first loss on the season, a 4-0 defeat. 

With thousands of fans flocking to town this weekend, it’s easy to see the excitement that’s swirling in Oxford. Ole Miss welcomes the No. 14 Texas Longhorns for a nonconference clash in Saturday night’s primetime matchup.

Heading into the third start of his Ole Miss career, sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace is doing his best to stay humble. 

Sophomore wide receiver Donte Moncrief has been the model of consistency since he stepped on campus, starting all 14 games of his Ole Miss career and leading the Rebels in receiving for the second straight season. 

The last two seasons Ole Miss fans have seen the No. 3 lurking in the secondary ready to make a play, and most of the time, that’s exactly what they see.

The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier caught up with Geoff Ketchum, the owner/publisher of Orangebloods.com -- a Rivals.com affiliate, to discuss Saturday’s matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Texas Longhorns. You can follow Ketchum on Twitter @gkketch.

As the Texas Longhorns head into Oxford the first time, they will battle an Ole Miss team that has a chip on their shoulder. They’ll face a squad that is trying to show the nation that last season was a fluke. This Rebel team is looking to make a statement that Ole Miss football is back.

Before David Ash caught a six-yard touchdown pass from wideout Jaxon Shipley in the second quarter of last year’s Holiday Bowl, the Texas Longhorns had gone 25 straight drives without finding the end zone with Ash behind center. 

In this week’s installment, Daily Mississippian football beat writer Bennett Hipp will give keys to the week’s matchup. 

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In this week’s edition of a weekly feature, 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.

Head coach Hugh Freeze praised the high energy from his team in Wednesday afternoon’s practice, ahead of the Rebels’ biggest opponent this season. 

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.

Ole Miss’ true freshman safety Trae Elston has been suspended for Saturday’s primetime ESPN matchup against the No. 14 Texas Longhorns, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday. The league offices announced the suspension was the result of a flagrant hit Elston had on a UTEP wide receiver late in the fourth quarter in the Rebels’ 28-10 win over the Miners last Saturday. 

With freshman safety Trae Elston out for Saturday’s game against No. 14 Texas, the task of containing the Longhorns’ offense just got a little tougher for the Ole Miss defense. In his place, junior Frank Crawford becomes the backup at the rover safety position for Saturday, according to co-defensive coordinator Dave Wommack. 

The Ole Miss Rebels welcome No. 14 Texas to town this weekend and for two Ole Miss players from Texas, it is the opportunity of a lifetime to play against the flagship school from their home state.

The Daily Mississippian sports editor David Collier caught up with University of Texas sports editor Christian Corona to discuss Saturday’s matchup between Ole Miss and the Texas Longhorns.

When a player is in their first year with a team, they do not expect to see much playing time. That is just how the world works. The Ole Miss women’s soccer team is the exception to that rule. The Rebels have 11 freshmen and most of them have seen playing time, while three have started all seven games in defenseman Samantha Sanders, defenseman Jessica Hiskey and defenseman/midfielder Maddie Friedmann.  

When the Ole Miss Rebels take on No. 14 Texas in Saturday's ESPN primetime game, there will be a capacity crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium that will be ready to witness one of the most hyped games Ole Miss has seen in the last couple of years.

Texas head coach Mack Brown participated in Monday morning's Big 12 teleconference and talked about this week's matchup with Ole Miss. Brown knows he has some questions that must be answered about his team come Saturday night. 

Ole Miss didn’t enter the season with a need at the punter position, but the emergence of senior walk-on Jim Broadway has allowed Ole Miss to attempt to redshirt Tyler Campbell. 

Saturday’s win over UTEP was a big milestone for a program trying to get out of the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. 

The Lady Rebel soccer team kept their momentum going as they fished up nonconference play by defeating the UAB Blazers 4-1 on Friday night to improve to 7-0, which matches the 2003 season for the best start in program history. The Blazers had won four straight games against the Rebels coming into Friday night’s game. However, a two-goal performance from junior forward Rafaelle Souza led Ole Miss to the win. 

Head coach Joe Getzin and the Ole Miss volleyball team shined in the Rebels home opener, winning three straight matches to win their sixth straight Magnolia Invitational Championship.