Game Day: At A Glance

No. 14 Texas at Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford
Kickoff: 8:15 p.m.
Television: ESPN
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 138
Records: Ole Miss 2-0, Texas 2-0
Series: Texas leads 5-1.
Coaches: Texas – Mack Brown 229-113-1 29th season overall, 143-39 15th season at Texas. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 32-7, fourth season overall; 2-0 first season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Texas – RB Joe Bergeron 26 carries, 159 yards, 3 TD. QB David Ash 36-for-49 pass, 377 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT. WR Jaxon Shipley 9 catches, 75 yards, 1 TD. LB Jordan Hicks 17 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 PBU. Ole Miss – QB Bo Wallace 24 carries, 135 yards, 2 TD. QB Bo Wallace 35-for-46 passing, 438 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT. WR Donte Moncrief 11 catches, 176 yards, 2 TD. DB Dehendret Collins 13 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 PBU.
Trends: Ole Miss is 2-0 for the first time since 2009, just the second time in 10 years. … Under Mack Brown, Texas is 21-4 in games decided by three points or less.
Notes: Ole Miss’ lone win against Texas was a 39-7 victory in the 1958 Sugar Bowl. The two teams haven’t played since 1966. … Ole Miss has surpassed 500 yards of offense in back-to-back games for the first time since 2009 (Arkansas, UAB). … Ole Miss has lost its last nine games against ranked opponents, the last win coming against No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl following the 2009 season. … After two weeks, the Ole Miss offense leads the SEC in total offense, rushing, first downs, third-down conversions and fourth-down conversions. … With 860 wins, Texas ranks second behind leader Michigan on the NCAA’s all-time wins list. … The Texas offense scored on six of 12 possessions against Wyoming and seven of nine possessions against New Mexico. … Texas has just nine scholarship seniors on its roster, the fourth-fewest in FBS. … Twelve true freshmen have played for the Longhorns this season.
Summing it up: “They’re massive. They’re by far the best team we’ve played. They have the ability to come off the ball, and the power is their No. 1 running play. They’re rushing for 214 yards a game, and they do a good job.” – Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack on the Texas offensive line
Prediction: Texas 35, Ole Miss 21

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • The Ghost of Col. Reb

    PA, What is Ole Miss’ record when playing on ESPN? I can’t remember the last time we won a nationally televised game.

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