Game Day: Ole Miss at Tulane

Today’s game at a glance

Ole Miss at Tulane

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Kickoff: 11 a.m.

Television: Fox Sports Network (Channel 724 in Tupelo)

Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 138, XM 200

Records: Ole Miss 2-1, Tulane 0-2

Series: Ole Miss leads 42-28

Coaches: Tulane – Curtis Johnson 0-2 overall in his first season. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 32-8, fourth season overall; 2-1 first season at Ole Miss. … Ole Miss leads the series in games played in New Orleans 26-25.
Statistical Leaders: Tulane – RB Rob Kelley 17 carries, 48 yards, 0 TD. QB Ryan Griffin 41-for-61 passing, 314 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. WR Ryan Grant 11 catches, 219 yards, 1 TD. DB Zach Davis 15 tackles. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 20 carries, 206 yards, 1 TD. QB Bo Wallace 48-for-70 passing, 616 yards, 6 TD, 4 INT. WR Donte Moncrief 18 catches, 320 yards, 3 TD. LB Mike Marry 19 tackles.

Trends: In a series not played every year, the Rebels have won 10 straight dating back to 1989.

Notes: Ole Miss has scored its most points through three games (108) since 2003 when it scored 117. … The Ole Miss roster includes three players from Louisiana, one – redshirt freshman offensive lineman Ethan Hutson – from the greater New Orleans area. … Hutson’s father, Mark Hutson, coached OL under former Tulane coach Bob Toledo and was interim coach at the end of 2011. … Ole Miss was 16-8 against Tulane when Tulane was a member of the SEC from 1933 to 1966. … Twenty-seven Ole Miss players have debuted this year, eight have drawn their first starts. … Ole Miss averages the fewest penalties (3.7) and second-fewest penalty yards (34.4) of SEC teams.

Summing it up: “We have to forget last Saturday. The real positive that everyone saw was that our kids did fight, did battle, for 60 minutes.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze

Prediction: Ole Miss 39, Tulane 20

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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