Led by new head coach Hugh Freeze, the Rebels currently sit at 3-1 on the young season, and enter their SEC opener against
While Ole Miss’ lone loss of the season was a 66-31 thumping at the hands of
The Rebels feature a high-tempo, no-huddle, chaotic spread offense, which Freeze brought to Ole Miss from
At his Monday press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban complimented Freeze and the Ole Miss program, while comparing the current OM offensive pace to that of Auburn during the Gus Malzahn era.
In respect to the critical cogs of the offense, quarterback Bo Wallace is the operator of the Ole Miss spread, and has completed 55-of-86 passes thus far in 2012, for a total of 717 yards. Wallace has also thrown seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
At the wide receiver position, the Rebels are led by Donte Moncrief and Korvic Neat.
Moncrief has 19 receptions for 343 yards and four touchdowns, while Neat has 14 receptions on the season for 151 yards.
The duo of Moncrief and Neat have combined for 33 of Ole Miss’ 72 receptions in 2012.
When it comes to the running back position, the Rebels are very successful, but the core group is one of the most eclectic in the nation.
The top-four leading rushers include running back Jeff Scott, starting quarterback Bo Wallace, former quarterback turned running back Randall Mackey, and current backup quarterback Barry Brunetti.
Ole Miss’ motley crew of ground gainers have combined for 772 total yards, including eight touchdowns.
It is worth noting that running back Randall Mackey, the aforementioned former quarterback, was in fact the starting quarterback for the Rebels in the 2011 contest against the Crimson Tide.
The final verdict
The Ole Miss defense has been “satisfactory” against lesser competition, but as mentioned above, the Rebels were "toasted" by
While it is doubtful that
In actuality, the kickoff, and a possible lack of focus, are essentially the only two factors that can prevent this contest from being yet another “beatdown” in favor of
Sweet dreams, Ole Miss…
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