The Ole Miss Rebels are going to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Rebels climbed three spots to No. 9 in the final rankings of the College Football Playoff Committee. That translated to a Dec. 31 date against No. 6 TCU in the Georgia Dome, the stadium in which the season kicked off for Ole Miss.
The Rebels (9-3) defeated Boise State 38-13 that night. Boise is one of three wins for the Rebels – Alabama and Mississippi State would follow – against teams that landed in the committee’s “New Years Six” bowl games.
Kickoff for the Peach Bowl is 11:30 a.m., and the game will air on ESPN.
TCU just last week was ranked No. 3 by the selection committee but dropped out of the playoff bracket after Ohio State moved in following the Buckeyes’ 59-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big 10 championship game Saturday night.
TCU and Baylor had been the subject of a “who should be in” discussion as co-leaders in the Big 12. Ultimately both were shutout.
Ole Miss has won six straight bowl games.
The Rebels are playing in the Peach Bowl for only the second time in school history. They defeated Georgia Tech 41-18 in the 1971 game.