Fresno State at Ole Miss

Here’s the complete text of the school’s statement distributed just a few minutes ago.

“We have been preparing as if Laremy Tunsil will not play, and that status will continue until the matter is resolved. The team of our university administration, athletics compliance and outside counsel are working daily on this sensitive matter. Although the process is ongoing, the decision to withhold Laremy is not related to any current items involving our football staff, and we have been assured that everyone is aggressively seeking a resolution. We continue to support Laremy in every way. In early July, the university offered (Laremy accepted) separate legal counsel with experience in similar matters, and the university continues to pay for Laremy’s counsel, as permitted by NCAA rules.”

Advance: Rebels aim for better LB play in Johnson’s return

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (59,347)

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

Television: ESPN2

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 157, XM 191.

Records: Fresno State 1-0, Ole Miss 1-0.

Series: Ole Miss leads 2-0.

Coaches: Fresno State – Tim DeRuyter, 27-14 four seasons, all at Fresno State. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 55-22, seventh season overall; 25-15 fourth season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: Fresno State – RB Marteze Waller 22-154, 0 TDs. QB Zack Greenlee 14-for-32 passing, 156 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT. WR Keyan Williams 7 catches, 34 yards, 0 TD. FS Shannon Edwards 6 tackles. Ole Miss – RB Eugene Brazley 6-88, 1 TD. QB – Chad Kelly 9-for-15 passing, 211 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 4 catches, 48 yards, 0 TD. DB Tony Bridges 6 tackles, 1-2 TFL.

Trends: Ole Miss has allowed more than 20 points just three times since the beginning of the 2014 season.

Notes: Robert Nkemdiche’s blocked field goal last week was the first for Ole Miss in five years. … Ole Miss’ 662 yards last week was the second-most in school history behind the 751 yards gained against Troy in 2013. … Fresno State has lost 19 straight to ranked opponents, its last victory against a top 25 team coming in 2004.

Summing it up: He‘s texted me a couple times saying ‘Good job, just keep working hard, make sure you take what the defense gives you, and everything else will open up.”Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly on conversations with his Hall of Fame uncle Jim Kelly

Prediction: Ole Miss 42, Fresno State 17

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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