Settling into the press box. I’ll have updates on Twitter and will update here at halftime and after the game.
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville
Kickoff: 11:21 a.m.
Television: SEC Network (WCBI locally)
Radio: Ole Miss Network, XM 200; Sirius 219.
Records: Ole Miss 1-1, Vanderbilt 2-0
Series: Ole Miss 47-36-2.
Coaches: Vanderbilt – James Franklin, 2-0 first season at Vanderbilt and overall. Ole Miss – Houston Nutt 134-87 19th season; 23-17 fourth season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: VU – RB Zac Stacy 18-93, 0 TD; QB Larry Smith 25-for-51 passing, 265 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT; WR Chris Boyd, 4 catches, 87 yards, 3 TD; LB Chris Marve 19 tackles, 2 TFLs, 2 PBU. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 21-146, 3 TD; QB Zack Stoudt, 24-for-43 passing, 258 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD; WR Ja-Mes Logan 8 catches, 106 yards, 0 TD; LB Mike Marry 21 tackles.
Trends: Ole Miss has won 13 of 18 against Vanderbilt since 1992, but Vanderbilt has won three of the last four. Since Ole Miss won in overtime in Oxford in 2004, Vanderbilt has won four of the last six.
Notes: The Vanderbilt defense has returned an interception for a touchdown in each of its first two games. … Ole Miss has not thrown an interception this season. … Vanderbilt DT Rob Lohr had four tackles for loss last week and is the current SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. … Ole Miss is trying to snap a seven-game losing streak in SEC-opening games. The Rebels last won an SEC opener in 2003 at Vanderbilt. … Ole Miss is 2-16 in its last 18 SEC openers. … Ole Miss RB Jeff Scott leads the nation in punt returns with a 35.7-yard average on three attempts. … He is second in the SEC with four touchdowns.
Summing it up: “Vanderbilt is a very good football team. They play extremely hard. We always catch them early when they are healthy, fast and confident, and their defense is relentless and fast.” – Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt
Prediction: Ole Miss 23, Vanderbilt 20