Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) hits Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) during the second quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl XLVII: Ole Miss vs. The Rest Of The SEC

Few BCS conference schools take as much pride in their NFL alumni as Ole Miss fans do. While some schools will say “Player X was good when he was at school here”, Rebels fans openly cheer for the player who used to don red and blue on Saturdays in the Vaught. Here is a quick look at how the Ole Miss alumni played, compared to the rest of the SEC.

Ole Miss

Baltimore Ravens: OT Michael Oher

San Francisco 49ers: MLB Patrick Willis

Oher was the right tackle on a line that allowed just two sacks on the night and allowed the Ravens to accumulate 367 total yards. Willis recorded a game-high 10 tackles in the loss.




Baltimore Ravens: NT Terrance Cody, OLB Courtney Upshaw

San Francisco 49ers: (none)

Upshaw recorded 5 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss. Cody added a tackle in the game.



Baltimore Ravens: G Bobbie Williams

San Francisco 49ers: (none)

Williams is on the roster, but did not play in the game.



Baltimore Ravens: LB Josh Bynes

San Francisco 49ers: CB Carlos Rogers

Bynes had a solo tackle in the game for the Ravens. Rogers had 3 tackles, but appeared to get picked on by Joe Flacco throughout the game.



Baltimore Ravens: WR Deonte Thompson

San Francisco 49ers: DT Ray McDonald

Thompson did not get any playing time in the game. McDonald was a disruptive force up the middle, recording 3 tackles, including a sack.



Baltimore Ravens: LB Dannell Ellerbe, DE DeAngelo Tyson

San Francisco 49ers: (none)

Ellerbe led the Ravens in tackles with 9, including 1 TFL. Tyson also added 4 tackles in reserve duty.



Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: (none)



Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: DT Ricky Jean Francois

The big DT played sparingly, but notched a pair of tackles in defeat.


Mississippi State

Baltimore Ravens: DE Pernell McPhee

San Francisco 49ers: RB Anthony Dixon

Dixon did not touch the ball during the game, but had more tackles (1) than former teammate McPhee had (0).



Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: DT Justin Smith, LB Aldon Smith

All-Pro Aldon Smith was contained to just 2 tackles and 1 hit on the quarterback. Justin Smith had 3 tackles.


South Carolina

Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: CB Chris Culliver

After making some of the most controversial comments of the week, Culliver had a good game with 4 tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 pass deflections.



Baltimore Ravens: LS Morgan Cox

San Francisco 49ers: (none)

Cox got the starting nod for Baltimore, with no muffed snaps, blocked kicks, or tackles.


Texas A&M

Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: DT Tony Jerod-Eddie

The rookie did not see any playing time in the game.



Baltimore Ravens: (none)

San Francisco 49ers: (none)


As you can see, the SEC is well-represented, especially on the vaunted 49ers defense. I try to be as impartial as I can, often failing, but decide for yourself which SEC alumni had the best night last night.

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