News:Mississippi allowed 41 points against LSU on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble, but point total isn't acceptable. They're probably not worth consideration in most formats.
News:Mississippi allowed 27 points against Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels added two sacks and a fumble recovery, but it's a reminder that this defense just isn't very talented. We can't recommend them against LSU.
News:Mississippi allowed 27 points against Arkansas on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels added two interceptions and three sacks in the victory. Against Georgia, however, things will likely be more difficult.
News:Mississippi allowed 20 points against Auburn on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels intercepted one pass and sacked quarterback Clint Moseley twice. Arkansas is a much stiffer test, however, and we can't advise using Mississippi against the Razorbacks.
News:Mississippi allowed 33 points to Alabama on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels largely contained the Alabama offense, but they ended up spending too much time on the field to prevail. They're not a fantasy option against Texas A&M, in any case.
News: Tanner Burns started his career at San Jose State, transferred to Kansas State, and is now headed to Ole Miss. In 2009, Burns provided a team-leading 96 tackles for the Spartans. Burns will not be eligible until 2012.
Analysis: Burns excelled in the WAC but it remains to be seen if he can hack it in the toughest conference in the nation. If nothing else, he can add quality depth.
News: Ole Miss just got a nice addition to their football and baseball teams in the form of Senquez Golson who spurned a contract with the Boston Red Sox to play for the Rebels in both sports. Golson will be a defensive back for the football team and head coach Houston Nutt is glad to have him aboard, saying "Boy, we need him here."
Analysis: Golson should contribute right away in the area that Ole Miss needs it most.
News:Analysis: Ole Miss' offense is to be commended for its showing in a 43-36 loss on the road in Baton Rouge to LSU. The Rebels' defense, however is not - especially in the secondary, where Houston Nutt's corners and safeties gave up a career-high 254 yards passing to Jordan Jefferson - a quarterback who had failed to break the 100-yard mark seven times prior to Saturday's game against Mississippi. On the ground, the Rebels' defense did better, holding Stevan Ridley to 91 yards total rushing. Still, with three touchdowns posted by Ridley and another thrown by Jefferson, Ole Miss proved incapable of keeping its team in a game its offense clearly could have won. Hopefully things change before a final game 11/27 against Mississippi State. Considering that Bulldogs' quarterback Chris Relf threw for a season-high 224 yards against Arkansas in Week 12, however, don't get your hopes up too much.
Ole Miss Defense Latest Victim Of Tennessee's Bray
News:Analysis: Tennessee's Tyler Bray took Ole Miss' secondary to school in Week Eleven, throwing for 323 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-14 route of the Rebels in Knoxville, while Taureen Poole added 107 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Ole Miss won't have to worry as much about defending the pass in Week Twelve as it travels to Baton Rouge to face LSU, but could have a hard time defending the duo of Stevan Ridley and Richard Murphy out of the Tigers' backfield.
News:Analysis: Louisiana-Lafayette, outside of a 14-point burst in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Ole Miss, found little success moving the ball, with the Rebels' defense doing what it was suppose to against a Sun Belt Conference opponent. Quarterback Brad McGuire was held to an abysmal seven-of-21 throwing for 139 yards and a touchdown and was picked off twice on the day. Meanwhile, ULL's ground attack struggled to top 75 yards against its SEC opponent, with McGuire leading the way with 14 carries for 42 yards and a second score. All said and done, the Rebels held the Ragin' Cajuns to a total of 215 yards of offense on the day, while forcing a total of three turnovers in the win. A solid tune-up game for Houston Nutt's defense before taking to the road against a suddenly-revitalized University of Tennessee offense highlighted by the passing of freshman quarterback Tyler Bray.
Ole Miss' Defense Allows Cam Newton To Put On Show
News:Analysis: If Ole Miss' defense was this weekend to be graded on its overall ability to stop the playmaker that is Auburn's Cam Newton, than certainly it would have received a failing grade. No, Newton didn't put up the same gaudy numbers through the air or on the ground that he has in game's past - for the day, the junior netted 209 yards passing and rushed for just 45 yards. Still, Newton made his presence felt, not only tossing two touchdowns in a win on the road in Oxford, but also ending up on the receiving end of a third, when former Auburn quarterback Kodi Burns tossed a 20 yards pass for a score to Newton early in the first quarter. Ole Miss didn't just struggle with stopping Newton, however; so too did it fail to stop freshman tailback Michael Dyer, who ravaged the Rebels' defensive front seven to the tune of 180 yards and a score on 21 carries. No one Tigers' receiver stood out over another in the victory; instead, Newton spread the ball out nicely, hitting three different receivers for a minimum of five catches each. That helped lead Auburn to an impressive nine-of-13 on third-down conversions and having collected 28 first downs for the game. The Tigers' ground attack outperformed its aerial by 114 yards, but still left Auburn having collected 572 yards of total offense for the game. Ole Miss, meanwhile, managed to force one fumble on the afternoon, but otherwise proved unable to counter the Tigers' offensive drives, earning Auburn 33:14 in terms of time of possession. An easier opponent to combat on the defensive side of the ball comes around next Saturday for the Rebels, as Ole Miss hosts the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Mississippi should have no problem shutting down the nation's 114th-best rushing attack (88.3 yards per game), but could be surprised by an offense that is posting 261.4 yards a contest through the air.
Mississippi Struggles Despite Absence Of Arkansas' Mallett
News:Analysis: Even with starting quarterback Ryan Mallett missing part of Saturday's 38-24 victory in Fayetteville over Ole Miss, Arkansas had little to worry about in the Rebels, producing 464 yards of total offense on a balanced split both running and throwing the ball. Mallett connected on just 13-of-24 for 196 yards, a touchdown and an interception before leaving in the third quarter with a bruised throwing shoulder, but was replaced by a still-hot Tyler Wilson, who earned 71 yards on three-of-five passing in the win. The Rebels could consider it a success that it held Arkansas to a total of 264 yards through the air. Tailback Knile Davis absolutely shredded Ole Miss' defensive front seven on the ground, however, taking 22 carries for 176 yards and three touchdowns on the day. That provided Bobby Petrino's team more than enough to take down Arkansas' former head coach, Houston Nutt, and leaves Mississippi just 3-4 on the year and 1-3 in conference play. Expect things to get ugly next weekend for the Rebels, as No. 1 Auburn rolls into Oxford; Saturday should prove a rough one for any fantasy owner tapping into the Ole Miss defense against Cam Newton and the rest of the Tigers' offense, and makes the Rebels an absolutely ill-advised play in Week Nine.
News:Analysis: Kentucky actually out-gained Mississippi in the Ole Miss victory with the Rebels defense allowing 424 yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Rebels allowed 300 yards passing, but recorded an interception and recovered two fumbles. Do not start the Ole Miss defense in their next game against Alabama.
Ole Miss Defense Causes Two Turnovers in Week 2 Victory
News: The Rebels gave up 312 total yards and 13 points but did cause two turnovers Saturday against Tulane.
Analysis: If Tulane can put up 312 yards on this before it's scary to think what the SEC teams will do. We'd stay away.
News: Mississippi's defense limited Tennessee to just 275 yards of offense in their victory over the Volunteers on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels did not force a turnover in the game but did a good job slowing down a hot Tennessee passing game. They have an enticing Week 12 matchup against an LSU team that is ranked just 106th in the nation in total offense.
Mississippi Defense Holds Northern Arizona to Two Touchdowns
News: Mississippi's defense allowed just 14 points in their victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: The Rebels will hope to make things difficult for Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton in Week 11; but Crompton has played very well lately, so that will certainly be easier said than done.