SEC Schedule Ranking: #9 Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss - ScriptThe Ole Miss Rebels had been priming for 2014 all off-season after an 8-5 record in 2013 in Hugh Freeze’s second year as head coach and by Mississippi standards they delivered with a 9-3 regular season record including a historic home win over third ranked Alabama. I’m pretty sure there are at least half a dozen frat boys still enjoying the thrills of that victory in The Grove today.

The Rebels open 2015 at home against the FCS UT-Martin Skyhawks who won five of their final six games in 2014 but still only finished 6-6. Week two brings Fresno State to Oxford and the Bulldogs, in my own personal opinion, are just a quarterback shy of returning to their former glory in the Mountain West Conference. The tune-ups end in week three when the Rebels have to go on the road to face the Alabama Crimson Tide who I’m sure will not have

Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemediche
Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemediche

forgotten the six point loss in Oxford last season. The following week, it’s back to The Grove for Ole Miss as they host the Vanderbilt Commodores. .

October begins with a road trip down to Gainesville and The Swamp to take on the rebuilding Gators. The last time the Rebels visited The Swamp they upset the fourth-ranked Gators in what has been called ‘The Promise’ game. Fortunately for Ole Miss, no one from that team is even on the staff anymore in Gainesville. The following week it’s back to Oxford, Mississippi, where New Mexico State will visit Oxford before a short hour and a half bus ride up to Memphis, Tennessee, to take on the up-and-coming Memphis Tigers who are fresh off of a historic 10-3 season and I’m sure they will be upset-minded when the big bad Rebels come to town. Ole Miss will close out the month of October with two conference games: a home game against Texas A&M & on the road against the Auburn Tigers.

Ole Miss gets their bye week in the month of November but that is the only breather they get as they open the month with the Arkansas Razorbacks at home. That would be the same Arkansas Razorbacks team who put a 30-0 woodshed whooping on the Rebels last November. After their bye week on the 14th, Ole Miss welcomes the hated LSU Tigers to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The last three seasons, the Ole Miss/LSU game has been decided by an average of only four points and I don’t expect that to change in 2015. The Rebels will finish out the season on the road against the arch rival Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville in the 88th Egg Bowl.

The 2015 Ole Miss Rebel football schedule is a classic middle of the pack SEC schedule. It’s not terribly easy but still navigable if the team is well-coached which Ole Miss has been the last couple seasons under Hugh Freeze. The Rebels’ stellar defense won’t be tested until later in the season but will need to be at full strength to pass those tests.

University of Mississippi - Oxford, Mississippi
University of Mississippi – Oxford, Mississippi

Ole Miss 2015 Schedule

Sept 6th          v. UT-Martin
Sept 12th        v. Fresno State
Sept 19th        at Alabama
Sept 26th       v. Vanderbilt
Oct 3rd           at Florida
Oct 10th         v. New Mexico State
Oct 17th          at Memphis
Oct 24th         v. Texas A&M
Oct 31st          at Auburn
Nov 7th          v. Arkansas
Nov 14th         BYE WEEK
Nov 21st         v. LSU
Nov 28th        at Mississippi State


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