WHAT TO WATCH FOR ...
  • Ole Miss is making its second straight postseason appearance under Hugh Freeze ... The program's last back-to-back bowl seasons were 2008 and 2009 (went to Cotton Bowl both years).
  • Freeze is the third coach in school history to guide Ole Miss to bowl games in his first two seasons at the helm.
  • Ole Miss is tied for 10th all-time among Division I teams with 22 bowl victories.
  • The Rebels are tied for 19th all-time among Division I teams with 35 bowl appearances.
  • Ole Miss has won nine of its last 10 bowl games, including each of the last five (T-1st nationally with Auburn and Florida State).
  • This is Ole Miss' second appearance in the Music City Bowl ... The Rebels played West Virginia in 2000 (L, 49-38).
  • Ole Miss and Georgia Tech are meeting for the fourth time, with Tech holding a 2-1 edge in previous outings ... The teams have split two previous meetings in bowl games, most recently a 41-18 Rebel victory in the 1971 Peach Bowl.
  • Ole Miss is the designated road team for this game.
  • The Rebels' seven regular-season wins are the most since 2009.
  • All five of the Rebels' losses this year were to teams who earned a bowl bid, including four top-25 ranked squads.
  • Ole Miss has already broken the school record for yards in a season and is on pace to set a few more records.
  • Junior QB Bo Wallace ranks 26th nationally in total offense (279.9 ypg) and passing (257.5 ypg).
OLE MISS OPPONENT CATEGORY GEORGIA TECH OPPONENT
365 291 Total Points 439 272
289 248 First Downs 265 228
125 110 By Rushing 190 71
146 123 By Passing 60 144
18 15 By Penalty 15 13
2249 1863 Rushing Yards 3740 1284
480 465 Rushing Attempts 664 374
4.7 4.0 Yards Per Rush 5.6 3.4
187.4 155.2 Rushing Yards Per Game 311.7 107.0
3427 2655 Passing Yards 1548 2922
287-454 240-386 Pass Completions-Attempts 87-186 244-391
285.6 221.2 Passing Yards Per Game 129.0 243.5
5676 4518 Total Offense 5288 4206
934 851 Total Offensive Plays 850 765
473.0 376.5 Total Offense Per Game 440.7 350.5
16-8 17-8 Fumbles-Lost 26-10 14-6
69-526 66-524 Penalties-Yards 58-489 73-608
OLE MISS
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
I'Tavius Mathers 82 505 6.2 3
Jeff Scott 67 493 7.4 2
Jaylen Walton 97 470 4.8 6
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Bo Wallace 261 405 3090 17/9
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Laquon Treadwell 67 557 8.3 5
Donte Moncrief 53 825 15.6 5
Ja-Mes Logan 44 583 13.2 3
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Tyler Campbell 46 2054 44.7 75
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jeff Scott 7 89 12.7 73
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jaylen Walton 22 471 21.4 52
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Andrew Ritter 0 15 40 85
Jaylen Walton 8 0 0 48
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Sederius Bryant 46-24 70 10.5 3 Sacks
Cody Prewitt 50-20 70 4.0 6 INT
Tony Conner 34-25 59 4.0 6 PD
Trae Elston 40-19 59 1.5 6 PD
GEORGIA TECH
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
David Sims 151 846 5.6 11
Robert Godhigh 69 694 10.1 6
Vad Lee 166 489 2.9 8
Zach Laskey 79 458 5.8 7
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Vad Lee 77 163 1414 10/9
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Robert Godhigh 21 420 20.0 2
DeAndre Smelter 21 345 16.4 4
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Sean Poole 39 1671 42.8 66
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
DeAndre Smelter 10 120 12.0 25
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Lynn Griffin 8 212 26.5 59
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Harrison Butker 0 9 51 78
David Sims 12 0 0 72
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Jemea Thomas 62-11 73 3.510 PD
Brandon Watts 39-20 59 3.5 2.5 Sacks
Quayshawn Nealy 39-18 57 3.5 2 INT
Jabari Hunt-Days 31-13 44 7.0 2.5 Sacks
Game Information
DateDec. 30, 2013
Time2:15 p.m. CT
LocationNashville, Tenn.
VenueLP Field
Capacity 67,000
Surface Natural Grass
Satellite Radio SiriusXM 91
Live Stats OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates @OleMissFB
Game Notes Click Here
Media
TV: ESPN
Play-by-Play Mark Jones
Analyst Brock Huard
SidelineJessica Mendoza
RADIO (OLE MISS NETWORK):
Play-by-Play David Kellum
Analyst Harry Harrison
Sideline/Locker Room Stan Sandroni
Pre-& Post-Game Host Brett Norsworthy
Pre-& Post-Game Host Richard Cross
Web: OleMissSports.com RebelVision (subscription)
Series History
Georgia Tech leads 2-1 In Bowl Games:
Series tied 1-1
Ole Miss Bowl Record:
22-12
Georgia Tech Bowl Record:
23-18

In Atlanta:
Series tied 1-1
In New Orleans:
Georgia Tech leads 1-0

Longest Ole Miss Win Streak:
1, 1971
Longest Georgia Tech Win Streak:
2, 1946-52

2013 YELLOW JACKETS
Basic Offense Spread Option
Basic Defense Multiple
2013 Record 7-5, 5-3 ACC
2012 Record 7-7, 5-3 ACC
2012 Finish T-1st - ACC Coastal
2012 Postseason Sun Bowl Champions
Lettermen Returning/Lost 54/16
Offense 23/9
Defense 27/4
Specialists 4/3
Lettermen Returning/Lost 15/7
Offense 7/4
Defense 8/3
GEORGIA TECH
Location Atlanta, Ga.
Enrollment 21,000
Nickname Yellow Jackets, Rambling Wreck
Founded 1885
School Colors Old Gold and White
Conference Atlantic Coast (Coastal Division)
Stadium (Capacity) Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
Athletics website RamblinWreck.com
Head Coach Paul Johnson (Western Carolina, '79)
Record at GT 47-31 (6th year)
Career Record as a Head Coach 154-70 (17th year)
GEORGIA TECH SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 ELON W, 70-0
Sept. 14 at Duke* W, 38-14
Sept. 14 NORTH CAROLINA* W, 28-20
Sept. 26 VIRGINIA TECH* L, 10-17
Oct. 5 at Miami* L, 30-45
Oct. 12 at BYU L, 20-38
Oct. 19 SYRACUSE* W, 56-0
Oct. 26 at Virginia* W, 35-25
Nov. 2 PITTSBURGH* W, 21-10
Nov. 14 at Clemson* L, 31-55
Nov. 23 ALABAMA A&M W, 66-7
Nov. 30 GEORGIA L, 34-41 (2ot)
Dec. 30 vs. Ole Miss^ 3:15 p.m.
*ACC game        ^Music City Bowl
PREVIOUS MEETINGS WITH GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 12, 1946 • Atlanta, Ga. • Georgia Tech 24, Ole Miss 7: Georgia Tech's defense held Ole Miss to just 62 total yards, and the Rebels lost on the road 24-7. The lone Ole Miss score came on a 25-yard pass play from Bobby Wilson to "Hairline" Harper.

Jan. 1, 1953 • New Orleans, La. • Sugar Bowl • #2 Georgia Tech 24, #7 Ole Miss 7: In a battle of two of the nation's top teams, Georgia Tech prevailed 24-7 in the 1953 Sugar Bowl. Neither team had lost all season, and it was an evenly matched game with Georgia Tech holding a 295-287 edge in total yards, but the Rebels were plagued by six turnovers. Ole Miss scored first on a Wissy Dillard 4-yard run, but the Rebels could not hold off Tech the rest of the way. It was the first of eight Sugar Bowl appearances for Ole Miss from 1953-70.

Dec. 30, 1971 • Atlanta, Ga. • Peach Bowl • #17 Ole Miss 41, Georgia Tech 18: In a soggy night game in Georgia Tech's backyard, Ole Miss walloped the Yellow Jackets 41-18 for a Peach Bowl victory. Ole Miss scored five touchdowns and forced five Tech turnovers in the onesided affair. Quarterback Norris Weese received the Most Valuable Offensive Player trophy after passing for 116 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 32 yards and another score. Linebacker Crowell Armstrong received Most Valuable Defensive Player honors.

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