GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Ole Miss At Tulane

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Bo Wallace (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Bo Wallace (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 22, 2012

Gameday Central | Scouting Report | Gametracker

The Last Meeting
Ole Miss27
Tulane13
September 11, 2010
New Orleans, La.
Ole Miss Tops Tulane 27-13
Jeremiah Masoli accounted for 308 yards and two touchdowns, and there was no late-game collapse this time for Mississippi in a 27-13 victory over Tulane on Saturday night.

TV: FSN | Ole Miss Radio Network (Sirius 138, XM 200)

NEW ORLEANS – The Ole Miss Rebels (2-1) are in New Orleans today for their first road contest of the season against the Tulane Green Wave (0-2).

The Rebels are coming off a tough home loss to the Texas Longhorns, who are ranked No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll this week.

“We’re excited about getting back on the field so we can get this taste out of our mouth,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. “We’re going to see if we can improve, clean up some of our mistakes and travel down to Tulane and get a win.”

The Rebels bring to New Orleans their high-powered offense led by sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace. In three games, the offense has put up 108 points, which is the most in the first three games since the 2003 team that was directed by a familiar name at quarterback in Eli Manning.

Wallace has been responsible for 48 points thus far (six passing TDs, two rushing TDs), placing him tied for third in the SEC in scoring.

Ole Miss ranks second among SEC teams in total offense, averaging just over 500 yards per game, in part to the success of sophomore wide receiver Donte Moncrief. Moncrief, who leads the SEC in receiving yards per game (106.7), has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, which recognizes the best wide receiver in college football every season.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Rebels will have a slightly new look against the Green Wave. Junior Charles Sawyer has moved from safety back to his original position at cornerback. Other personnel changes include freshman Quintavius Burdette from safety to corner and freshman Trae Elston into the projected starting lineup at free safety.

This will mark the 71st meeting between Tulane and Ole Miss, with the Rebels leading the series 42-28 and 26-25 in New Orleans. Ole Miss has won 10 consecutive meetings dating back to 1989.

Tulane has lost at home to Rutgers (24-12) and on the road at Tulsa (45-10) to start the season.

“I watched the Rutgers game and am very impressed with them, particularly defensively,” said Freeze. “They held Rutgers to 150 yards rushing. You can tell that (Tulane coach Curtis Johnson) is very comfortable facing that type of offense coming from the NFL.”

The Rebels hold a 129-52-2 record all-time against current members of Conference USA and a 54-15 record against non-conference opponents dating back to a 38-0 win over Tulane on Nov. 12, 1994.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more

    • Injuries Create Opportunities for Young Players

      Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Football

      With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 10

      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 10 - Auburn (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Path To Atlanta: A Little Homecookin'

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Football

      A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 2

      Sunday, November 2, 2014 - Athletics

      In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. There's a lot on our... read more