The week 8 game between the Ole Miss Rebels and Vanderbilt Commodores has been given a TV and time slot by the Southeastern Conference.
Coming out of their bye week, the Rebels play a tough road game against Auburn this coming Saturday. They will be hoping to continue their good run of form, with recent big wins over LSU and Arkansas.
The following week Ole Miss take on the Vanderbilt Commodores at the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 28th. The SEC have announced the time for the game and its another evening game for the Rebels.
The game will kickoff against Vanderbilt at 6:30pm CT and will be televised on the SEC Network. It will be the final annual meeting between the two, with the lesser known “Khaki Bowl” rivalry seeing its final chapter.
Vanderbilt are sitting at 2-6, four of those losses coming against SEC teams. The weekend saw them come up against current college football champions Georgia. They did give them a little scare early on. However, the Bulldogs pulled away to win 37-20, inflicting the Commodores to 6 straight losses.
While Ole Miss are battling Auburn this weekend, Vanderbilt will be on their first of two bye weeks. It will be much needed, with the Commodores playing in 8 straight games, starting way back in the week 0 slate against Hawaii.
The Rebels are currently on a 4 game win streak in the rivalry, scoring a total of 168 points across the 4 wins. They also hold a 53-40 lead in the series, with two games being a tie.
If Ole Miss keep it professional and don’t take Vanderbilt likely in week 8, then it should be a comfortable win. If the worse were to happen against Auburn (it won’t), then it would get the team to the 6 win mark, making them bowl eligible. Making it 4 from 4 in Kiffin’s time in Oxford.