Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss

Southeast Missouri State at Ole Miss

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580), Oxford

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Television: Pay per view, contact your provider.

Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 157, XM 199

Records: Ole Miss 1-0, Southeast Missouri State 0-1

Series: First Meeting

Coaches – Southeast Missouri State: Tony Samuel 28-52 at SEMO (eighth season), 62-109 overall (16th season). Ole Miss: Hugh Freeze, 8-6 at Ole Miss (second season), 38-13 overall (fifth season).

Statistical Leaders – Southeast Missouri State: RB DeMichael Jackson 8-61 0 TDs. QB Kyle Snyder 6-of-13 passing, 75 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. WR Spencer Davis 3 catches, 46 yards, 0 TD. LB Ben Kargbo 9 tackles. Ole Miss: RB Jeff Scott 12-138, 1 TD. QB Bo Wallace 31-of-47 passing, 283 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 9 catches, 82 yards, 0 TD. SS Cody Prewitt 8 tackles, 1 INT.

Trends: The Rebels have won three straight, their longest win streak since 2009. … Ole Miss has won two straight against FCS opponents since a season-opening loss to Jacksonville State in 2010. … Ole Miss is 149-82-7 in games played in September.

Notes: Ole Miss WR coach Grant Heard’s wife, Renata, was the head volleyball coach at Southeast Missouri State from 2005-2010. … Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork worked with SEMO AD Mark Alnutt at the University of Missouri from 2001-2003. … Six Ole Miss players – WR Jordan Holder, WR Laquon Treadwell, G Justin Bell, NT Woodrow Hamilton, DE Robert Nkemdiche and CB Quintavius Burdette – made their first career starts at Vanderbilt. … Scott had 138 rushing yards at Vanderbilt, his eighth 100-yard game. … Treadwell set a school freshman record with nine receptions. … Prewitt’s game-sealing interception was the fourth of his career.

Summing it up: “There was definitely more pressure, and it adds a little higher focus level going into the season and in camp. The excitement level was higher as well. I think any time that you get to put your kids on a national stage and the opening night of college football it’s something that you have to do. If that means you have to play an SEC game to open, we’re certainly alright with that.” –<b> Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze</b> on the significance of winning the season opener

Prediction: Ole Miss, 42-13.

Parrish Alford