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Published on September 6th, 2014 | by Carver Rayburn


Game Notes: Ole Miss at Vanderbilt ~ The 89th Meeting

The Teams

No. 15 Ole Miss Rebels (1-0, 0-0 SEC)
Head Coach: Hugh Freeze
Career: 46-18/6th Season
At OM: 16-11/3rd Season

Vanderbilt Commodores (0-1, 0-0 SEC)
Head Coach: Derek Mason
Career: 0-1/1st Season
At VU: 0-1/1st Season

The Game

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2914
Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Venue: LP Field (67,000)
Surface: Natural Grass
Ole Miss Rankings 15 (AP), 17 (Coaches)
Vanderbilt Rankings: NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Series: Ole Miss leads 48-38-2
In Nashville: Vanderbilt leads 27-22-2

More on the Series

…The Series started in 1894
… Ole Miss has won 14 of the last 21 meetings in the divisional SEC since 1992
… Ole Miss is 31-46-3 all-time in SEC openers
… Ole Miss opens SEC play on the road for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons
… Ole Miss is ranked 15th, its highest since it was 8th in 2009

The last five games

August 29, 2013 – Ole Miss 39, Vanderbilt 35 at Nashville:
Bo Wallace tied a career high of 31 completions of 47 attempts for 283 yards and WR Laquon Treadwell had his college debut with nine catches for 82 yards, the most catches by a Rebel since Mike Espy had nine against Auburn in 2005. The Rebels managed to snap Vanderbilt’s three game win streak in the series after scoring 29 points in the second half and securing the 39-35 victory.

November 10, 2012 – Vanderbilt 27, Ole Miss 26 at Oxford:
Bo Wallace passed for a career-high 403 yards and Ja-Mes Logan had eight receptions for 160 yards – both career highs – but the Rebels couldn’t hold on and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. Vanderbilt scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter to cut the Rebels’ lead to three points. The Commodores won the game with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Rodgers to Chris Boyd with 0:52 remaining on the clock.

September 17, 2011 – Vanderbilt 30, Ole Miss 7 at Nashville:
Vanderbilt scored 21 straight in the second quarter, as Ole Miss dropped its SEC opener to the Commodores 30-7. Zack Stoudt was 13-of-26 passing for 139 yards and a touchdown, but he threw five interceptions.

September 18, 2010 – Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 at Oxford:
Jeremiah Masoli passed for 190 yards and rushed for 104 more, but it wasn’t enough as Ole Miss dropped its SEC opener 28-14 to Vanderbilt. The Rebels lost despite outgaining the Commodores 385-300. They completed only 5 of 18 third-down opportunities.

October 1, 2009 – #18 Ole Miss 23, Vanderbilt 7 at Nashville:
Jevan Snead passed for three touchdowns as No. 18 Ole Miss bounced back with a 23-7 victory over Vanderbilt. Snead matched his season high with three TDs against Vanderbilt in helping the Rebels (3-1) to their best start since 2002 when they opened 5-1. Marcus Temple intercepted Larry Smith in the end zone with 10:55 left to help preserve a 23-7 lead.

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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.

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