Ole Miss to Peach Bowl

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.

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.

Posted in Football
  • papatoLC

    Hope the football team plays TCU better than the basketball team

  • JB

    Congrats to the ole miss rebels for an outstanding season and job well done, The only team to beat Alabama the #1 team this season. i fell that the rebels are heading back to old form that once make the a great team in the past.. i am proud for the rebel fan group that has believed and stood by them all these lonley years. enjoy the peach bowl and hopeful bringing the champion ship back to oxford my best to all, JB


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