Ole Miss Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers: Game Info, Notes, and Open Thread


It’s GameDay Rebel Nation! The #3  Ole Miss Rebels (6,0; 3,0) are set to face the Tennessee Volunteers. Ole Hotty Toddy will be bringing you all the coverage of the game with live updates on Twitter and we will give you a recap of the game on here after the game. Below is all the game information you need to prepare for the game. Be sure to use the comment section here as an open thread to discuss the game amongst other Rebel fans. Hotty Toddy! Go Rebs!

Game Info

Date:Oct. 18, 2014
Time:6 p.m. CT
Location:Oxford, Miss.
Venue:Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
Ole Miss Rankings:3 (AP), 3 (Coaches)
Tennessee Rankings:NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Series:Tennessee leads 44-19-1
In Oxford:Tennessee leads 3-1
Satellite Radio:Sirius 84, XM 84
Live Stats:OleHottyToddy.com
Twitter Updates:@OleHottyToddy
Play-by-PlayBrad Nessler
AnalystTodd Blackledge
SidelineHolly Rowe
Play-by-PlayDavid Kellum
AnalystHarry Harrison
Sideline/Pre-& Post-Game HostRichard Cross
Pre-& Post-Game HostBrett Norsworthy

SEC Nation on Ole Miss vs Tennessee

Coach Hugh Freeze: (On Tennessee)

"They’re hungry, and they play like they’re hungry… They’re eerily similar to us last year. We were in a lot of games against quality opponents that probably had a lot more depth and more talent than we did. But our kids played with an edge, and played with hunger. They’re the exact same way, so they’re a scary opponent."

Tim Tebow: (On Ole Miss)

"Ole Miss’s motto is “All in.” They are focused. They are having fun. They’re flying around. In their walk-through yesterday, Bo Wallace was throwing the ball as hard as he could. I’ve never seen that before, but I love it. They’re all in and ready to go."

Paul Finebaum: (On Ole Miss vs Tennessee)

"I remember a time when Tennessee Tech was homecoming at Ole Miss. Today it’s the University of Tennessee. What has happened?"

Marcus Spears: (On Coach Hugh Freeze)

"He’s created the expectation to win football games. I think that’s where the peace, the poise and the confidence comes from."

Joe Tessitore: (On Tennessee’s Offensive Line)

"The offensive line for Tennessee to me really stands out as the biggest gap in talent in this game."

Marcus Spears: (On Ole Miss Defense and Tennessee)

"This land shark defense, they win one-on-one battles. They confuse with blitzes. Tennessee’s o-line has been struggling in both areas… I will say this one thing: This Tennessee team, they play hard. They play fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if this team came out with a little edge knowing that they’re playing one of the best teams in the country."

What to Watch For…

  • Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the third straight season under Hugh Freeze.
  • The Rebels are 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when they went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title.
  • A win over Tennessee would give Ole Miss its second 7-0 start in program history.
  • Ole Miss’ No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its highest since being ranked No. 1 in the 1964 preseason poll.
  • Ole Miss is one of six remaining undefeated Division I FBS teams.
  • Ole Miss is allowing 11.8 points per game, which leads the SEC and ranks second nationally.
  • The Ole Miss defense has scored almost as many touchdowns (4) as it has allowed (6) this season.
  • Ole Miss leads the SEC and is tied for second nationally with 12 interceptions.
  • This is the 65th meeting all-time between the Rebels and Volunteers dating back to 1902, and their first meeting since 2010 … Tennessee holds a 44-19-1 advantage in the series and has won 13 of the last 14 … Ole Miss is 1-3 all-time in Oxford against the Volunteers.
  • This is the 87th Homecoming game at Ole Miss since 1924 … The Rebels are 69-15-2 (.814 winning pct.) all-time in Homecoming games and have won 15 of their last 17, including last year’s 59-14 win over Idaho … This is the first time that Tennessee is Ole Miss’ homecoming opponent..