Vaught-Hemingway Stadium: The 5 biggest crowds in Ole Miss football history

Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels offensive linemen Micah Pettus (57)
Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels offensive linemen Micah Pettus (57) / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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. Sep.17, 2016. 841. 2-0. 1-1. . Attendance 66,176. 523. game 2

Week three of the 2016 season saw the reigning National Champions head to Oxford with wins over Western Kentucky and a 52-6 demolition job of #20 USC.

Ole Miss came out all fired up, racing to 24-3 lead thanks touchdowns from Akeem Judd, Evan Engram and John Youngblood fumble return. However, two touchdowns in the last two minutes had Alabama back within a score at the half.

The Crimson Tide looked to have done enough to shake a plucky Ole Miss team off, making it an 18-point game thanks to a fumble TD return from Jonathan Allen. However, two touchdowns in eight seconds made it a one-score game again. The second TD was caught by receiver A.J. Brown, the first play after an onside kick was recovered by the Rebels.

The Rebels failed to get the ball back, resulting in a heartbreaking 48-43 loss to the Crimson Tide.

Sep.30, 2023. 532. Attendance 66,703. 3-1. 529. . game 1. 3-1.

The 2016 Ole Miss-Alabama game attendance was a Vaught-Hemingway Stadium record for seven years until the 2023 LSU game.

Both teams came into the week four game with a 3-1 record, with Ole Miss coming off a 24-10 loss to Alabama. With both teams ranked in the top 20, both needed a win, with it showing on the field with one of the best games in Ole Miss Football history.

The Rebels raced to a 21-7 lead, scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Tigers fought back, scoring three touchdowns of their own in the second quarter, making it a three-point game at the half.

LSU took control of the game with five minutes remaining when Jayden Daniels found Brian Thomas Jr. for his third touchdown of the game. However, a late touchdown from Tre Harris swung it back in favour of the Rebels with 39 seconds to play.

The Tigers weren't done, with the Rebels holding them off with two late pass attempts in the red zone knocked away by Ole Miss defensive players. The final play was met by a pitch storming from the Rebel fans, celebrating a famous 55-49 win.