Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580), Oxford
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 139, XM 200
Records: Ole Miss 4-3, 2-3 SEC; Idaho 1-6
Series: First Meeting.
Coaches: Idaho – Paul Petrino 1-6 first season at Idaho and overall. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 41-16, fifth season overall; 11-9 second season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Idaho – RB James Baker 82-348 5 TDs. QB Chad Chalich 113-for-184 passing, 1,224 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT. WR Dezmon Epps 46 catches, 493 yards, 2 TD. DL Marc Millan 56 tackles, 5 TFLs. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 53-434, 2 TD. QB Bo Wallace 150-for-241 passing, 1,790 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 39 catches, 370 yards, 2 TD. LB Serderius Bryant 55 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 sack.
Trends: This will be the 86th homecomeing game at Ole Miss. The Rebels are 68-15-2 in the first 85.
Notes: Idaho is an FBS independent. … The only other Idaho team faced by Ole Miss was Idaho State in 1996, a 38-14 Rebels victory. Boise State is on the 2014 schedule. … Laquon Treadwell’s 39 catches are a record for Ole Miss freshmen. … The game matches two of the top five punters in the nation. Idaho’s Austin Rehkow is averaging 47.0 yards on 50 punts, Ole Miss’ Tyler Campbell 45.6 yards on 27 attempts. … Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is fourth in the SEC in total offense (278.9 ypg), fifth in passing (255.7 ypg). … This is the first meeting between Ole Miss and Idaho, but the Rebels have a history with Paul Petrino, having faced him when he was on his brother, Bobby Petrino’s staff, at Arkansas.
Summing it up: “It’s unreasonable for you think you can get young men up to their maximum emotional peak week in and week out. That’s not a reasonable expectation. A reasonable expectation is they’re going to play extremely hard and with some level of focus. I don’t think we did that really well early on in the season, when they had a game where they felt like they should win.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze
Prediction: Ole Miss 39, Idaho 15