Georgia Game Blog | Ole Miss Sports

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford

Kickoff: 11:21 a.m.

Television: SEC Network (WCBI locally)

Radio: Ole Miss Network, XM 199; Sirius 220.

Records: Ole Miss 1-2, 0-1 SEC, Georgia 1-2, 0-1 SEC

Series: Georgia leads 30-12-1.

Coaches: Georgia – Mark Richt, 97-36 11th season at Georgia and overall. Ole Miss – Houston Nutt 134-88 19th season; 23-18 fourth season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: UGA – RB Isaiah Crowell 47-264, 2 TD; QB Aaron Murray 53-for-84 passing, 672 yards, 9 TD, 2 INT; WR Malcolm Mitchell 14 catches, 159 yards, 2 TD; LB Jarvis Jones 20 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, 3 Pressures. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 36-178, 3 TD; QB Zack Stoudt, 38-for-70 passing, 398 yards, 2 INT, 5 TD; WR Ja-Mes Logan 11 catches, 154 yards, 0 TD; LB Mike Marry 32 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack.

Trends: Ole Miss and Georgia do not meet every season, but the Bulldogs have won the last eight in the series. Ole Miss has not beaten Georgia since winning 31-27 in Athens in 1996. Georgia won the last meeting 45-17 in 2007, also in Athens.

Notes: Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was 0-5 against Georgia while coach at Arkansas, including the 2002 SEC championship game. … Ole Miss has lost its last six SEC home openers. The Rebels’ last win in their first SEC home game of a season was against Vanderbilt, 26-23, in 2004. … Georgia is 34-10 in road games under Mark Richt. … Ole Miss is third in the nation, first in the SEC in punt returns at 30.0 yards per attempt. … Ole Miss has 11 players on its roster from the state of Georgia.

Summing it up: “This is obviously a big game for us, a big game for Georgia, as all SEC games are, and we need to have our fans behind us. I’d like to encourage them to come to the game and be there early, wear red and be loud, full of excitement and cheer these coaches and these kids on.” – Ole Miss athletics director Pete Boone

Prediction: Georgia 27, Ole Miss 13

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Checking in from VHS. Georgia specialists are on the field milling about. Kickoff is 11:21. I’ll have updates on Twitter throughout and here at halftime.

- PA