Question(s) of the Day

Hugh Freeze doesn’t talk about a possible bowl game to his players, but that doesn’t mean others aren’t talking about what would be a major accomplishment for the Rebels in their first season under Freeze.

At 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the SEC, Ole Miss needs two wins in its last five games to gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.

After this week’s open date the remaining schedule includes: vs. Arkansas in Little Rock, at Georgia, Vanderbilt, at LSU, Mississippi State.

Do the Rebels make a bowl game, and if so, what will be the path to get there?

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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  • Archaeo

    I believe that they will become bowl eligible this year. 6 wins hasn’t always resulted in a bowl, but with a new coach and the excitement I believe six wins will make a bowl. I am seeing a 7-5 season myself.
    Arkansas is iffy but with both teams off this week I think the Rebels win this one.
    Georgia can be beat, but unless the ball bounces the Rebs way this game should be a loss.
    Vanderbilt is improved, but these are not the same teams right now as when they met last year. The Rebs should take this one as well in the Fourth Quarter.
    The LSU game is almost always weird but LSU AT LSU will be hard to overcome especially if LSU continues to play well and is still in the title hunt. This should be counted as a Reb loss.
    MSU is good this year, but I am still not sold on how well they can play. We will know by the time this game comes around though. They have played average against average or bad teams and Tennessee looked just plain scared against them. Its easy enough to pick them apart when there is no pass rush and they change their offensive game plan. MSU should come out strong as they usually do, but I see the Rebs coming back and winning this one close at the end due to home field advantage.

  • I believe the Rebels have a chance at beating LSU this season as well as Arkansas,Vandy, and Miss State. So I thinking Bowl going this season is a fair statement.

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  • Parrish Alford

    The Auburn win was huge to take away the pressure of the SEC losing streak.

    I think it will be hard to win at Arkansas, which is gaining confidence. I see it as a toss-up, and the Rebels would most likely have to win a high-scoring game, which means they would need another turnover-free performance.

    The likelihood is that Ole Miss loses at both Georgia and LSU, though both of shown vulnerability and an upset at either place would not be stunning. The Rebels would have to be on top of their game in both places.

    Vanderbilt and MSU at home are both winnable.

    In short, the fact that Ole Miss can even have this discussion this late in the year is progress. Bowl-eligibility is clearly attainable, but nothing will come easily for this team.

    • rcpylon

      “In short, the fact that Ole Miss can even have this discussion this late
      in the year is progress. Bowl-eligibility is clearly attainable, but
      nothing will come easily for this team.”

      you just summed up my opinion. we were all surprised when they came out and played good games with essentially the same folks as last year. its up to them for most of these games, which is the way I would always want it. if they play great they will probably win. if they play crappy they will loose.

  • It should be no doubt, but that A&M game is going to haunt us, and it’ll probably sting after Novmember 24th. I’m proud of the Israelities either way.


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