LEXINGTON, Ky. — Greetings from Lexington on a bright, clear Saturday morning. A lot of Ole Miss fans at the hotel here.
We investigated the stadium and parking lots Friday evening, saw a little fall baseball at Kentucky, which is doing some construction around its baseball stadium.
Ole Miss volleyball was shown on ESPN just a minute ago. The Rebels won 3-0 at South Carolina, but what attracted ESPN was a clip in which an Ole Miss player drove the ball hard into the head of a South Carolina player that had set up for the dig.
The Gamecocks got the last laugh, scoring when the ball bounced off the player’s head, over the net, and landed in bounds.
Football kicks off at 2:30, unless you’re over here to watch live where kickoff is 3:30 eastern.
At A Glance
Where: Commonwealth Stadium (67,606), Lexington, Ky.
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network, XM 199; Sirius 219.
Records: Ole Miss 2-6, 0-5 SEC, Kentucky 3-5, 0-4 SEC
Series: Ole Miss leads 27-13-1
Coaches: Kentucky – Joker Phillips, 9-12, second year. Ole Miss – Houston Nutt 135-92 19th season; 24-22 fourth season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Kentucky – RB Josh Clemons* 65-279 2 TDs; QB Morgan Newton 82-for-172 passing 784 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT; WR La’Rod King 31 catches, 412 yards, 6 TD; LB Danny Trevathan 94 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 3 INT. * – Injured. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 102-472, 6 TD; QB Randall Mackey, 57-for-18 passing, 652 yards, 4 INT, 5 TD; WR Donte Moncrief 19 catches, 338 yards, 4 TD; LB Mike Marry 63 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 2 sacks.
Trends: Ole Miss and Kentucky are a combined 1-16 in their last 17 SEC games. … The win came when Ole Miss defeated Kentucky 42-35 in Oxford last year. … In a seldom-played series Ole Miss has won four of the last five. … The Rebels lost 31-14 on their last trip to Lexington.
Notes: Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief is tied for fifth in the nation among true freshmen with four touchdown catches. … True freshmen have combined for 18 starts for Ole Miss, redshirt freshmen for 10 starts. … Ole Miss leads the nation in punt returns at 27.75 yards per attempt. … The Ole Miss secondary recorded eight interceptions over its first five games but has not picked off a pass in its last three games. … Kentucky is the second-least penalized team in the SEC, the fourth-least peanlized team in the nation at 30.0 penalty yards a game.
Prediction: Ole Miss 22, Kentucky 21