#15/17 Ole Miss Rebels (0-0) vs.
UT Martin Skyhawks (0-0)
September 5, 2015
Oxford, Miss. / Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

  • This game will kick off the 121st season of football at Ole Miss and the fourth under head coach Hugh Freeze ... The Rebels boast an all-time record of 645-501-35 (.561 winning percentage) ... Ole Miss did not field teams in 1897 due to an epidemic of yellow fever, and also in 1943 when football was abolished at all Mississippi state-supported institutions by the Board of Trustees.
  • The Rebels are 89-26-5 (.763 winning percentage) in season openers and have taken 16 of the last 19.
  • This is the first meeting between Ole Miss and UT Martin.
  • At No. 15 in the Amway Coaches poll, Ole Miss has its highest preseason ranking since it was 8th in 2009.
  • Ole Miss' current streak of 18 straight weeks in the national polls is the longest since 69 straight from 1957-62.
  • The Rebels return seven starters from last year's defense that led the nation allowing just 16.0 points per game, including preseason All-Americans Tony Conner (DB) and Robert Nkemdiche (DT).
  • The Ole Miss offense will have a new face under center this year, but nine starters return including preseason All-Americans Evan Engram (TE), Laquon Treadwell (WR) and Laremy Tunsil (OT).
  • Ole Miss has sold out of season tickets for the third straight year with a school-record 52,375 sold.
  • Ole Miss is celebrating the First 100 Years of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium throughout the 2015 season.

Date: Sept. 5, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (59,347)
Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 17 (AP), 15 (Coaches)
UT Martin Rankings: RV (FCS Coaches)
Series: First meeting
Satellite Radio: Sirius 134, XM 190
Game Notes: Game Notes
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB MEDIA

TV: SEC Network Alternate
Play-by-Play: Mike Couzens
Analyst: Cole Cubelic
Sideline: Kevin Weidl

Play-by-Play: David Kellum
Analyst: Harry Harrison
Sideline/Pre-& Post-Game Host: Richard Cross
Pre-& Post-Game Host: Brett Norsworthy
Web: OleMissSports.com RebelVision (subscription) TEAM STATISTICS (2014)

368 208 Total Points 356 342
265 239 First Downs 272 243
97 106 By Rushing 132 87
149 118 By Passing 121 129
19 15 By Penalty 19 27
2021 1780 Rushing Yards 2575 1911
476 513 Rushing Attempts 523 427
4.2 3.5 Yards Per Rush 4.9 4.5
155.5 136.9 Rushing Yards Per Game 214.6 159.2
3427 2497 Passing Yards 2549 3005
258-428 240-402 Pass Completions-Attempts 220-360 228-410
263.6 192.1 Passing Yards Per Game 212.4 250.4
5448 4277 Total Offense 5124 4916
904 915 Total Offensive Plays 883 837
419.1 329.0 Total Offense Per Game 427.0 409.7
19-10 18-10 Fumbles-Lost 22-10 14-6
69-549 78-696 Penalties-Yards 76-712 75-710

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Jaylen Walton 106586 5.5 5
Jordan Wilkins 52 361 6.9 1
Eugene Brazley 26 128 4.9 0
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
DeVante Kincade 16 20 127 1/0
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Laquon Treadwell 48632 13.2 5
Cody Core 41 558 13.6 6
Evan Engram38 662 17.4 2
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Will Gleeson 58 2491 42.9 70
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Markell Pack 18 965.3 30
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jaylen Walton 18384 21.3 40
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Jaylen Walton 7 0-0 0-0 42
Gary Wunderlich 0 6-8 20-20 38
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Mike Hilton 48-2371 4.0 3 INT
Tony Conner 38-31 69 9.0 1 INT
Trae Elston35-24 59 3.01 INT
Fadol Brown15-23 38 5.55 QBH

First Meeting

Location: Martin, Tenn.
Enrollment: 7,042
Nickname: Skyhawks
Founded: 1900
School Colors: Navy Blue and Orange
Affiliation: NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference: Ohio Valley
Stadium (Capacity): Hardy M. Graham Stadium (7,500)
Athletics website: UTMSports.com
Head Coach: Jason Simpson (Southern Miss, '95)
Record at UTM: 58-45 (10th year)
Career Record as a Head Coach: 58-45 (10th year) 2015 SKYHAWKS

2014 Record: 6-6
2014 OVC Record: 5-3
2014 Finish: T-3rd
2014 Postseason: None
Basic Offense: Multiple
Basic Defense: 3-3-5
Starters Returning/Lost: 13/9
Offense: 6/5
Defense: 7/4
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 61/26
Offense: 30/14
Defense: 31/12

Sept. 5 at #15 Ole Miss 11 a.m.
Sept. 10 BETHEL 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Tennessee Tech* 6 p.m.
Oct. 10 TENNESSEE STATE* 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 at Austin Peay* 4 p.m.
Oct. 24 MURRAY STATE* 2 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Arkansas TBA
Nov. 7 at Eastern Kentucky* 12 p.m.
Nov. 14 EASTERN ILLINOIS* 2 p.m.
Nov. 21 at Southeast Missouri* 1 p.m.
* OVC game

First Meeting

Nov. 8, 2014 • Oxford, Miss. • Ole Miss 48, Presbyterian 0:
No. 11 Ole Miss rushed for 402 yards and passed for another 238 as it cruised to a 48-0 victory over Presbyterian at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Jordan Wilkins rushed for a career-high 171 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown, and sophomore Mark Dodson logged a career-high 128 yards on just three carries, thanks to a pair of touchdown runs over 60 yards. Ole Miss' 640 total yards was its second-highest total in program history.

Sept. 7, 2013 • Oxford, Miss. • Ole Miss 31, SEMO 13:
Ole Miss raced out to a 31-0 lead by halftime, and cruised to a 31-13 victory over Southeast Missouri at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Quarterback Bo Wallace passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Senior quarterback Barry Brunetti took over and rushed for a career-high 111 yards, including a four-yard scamper up the middle with 3:06 to play in the first quarter, giving the Rebels a 10-0 lead.

Aug. 31, 2012 • Oxford, Miss. • Ole Miss 49, Central Arkansas 27:
No one knew what to expect from the Ole Miss Rebel football team. Sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace went 20-24 for 264 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ole Miss football team opened the Hugh Freeze era by coming back from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat Central Arkansas 49-27 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Sept. 10, 2011 • Oxford, Miss. • Ole Miss 42, Southern Illinois 24:
Jeff Scott rushed for three touchdowns and scored another on a punt return as Mississippi beat Southern Illinois 42-24 on Saturday night. The rest of the game wasn't as easy. Ole Miss had a 35-10 lead early in the third quarter before Southern Illinois responded with two touchdown drives in the second half to pull within 35-24.

Sept. 4, 2010 • Oxford, Miss. • Jacksonville State 49, Ole Miss 48:
On the final crazy play of a crazy game, Jacksonville State running back Calvin Middleton found himself in the middle of a mass of bodies as quarterback Coty Blanchard lofted a 2-point conversion pass toward the end zone. Ole Miss is 6-6 all-time in overtime games. It was the school's first loss to an FCS opponent.


Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Trent Garland82 486 5.9 3
Jarod Neal 57 219 3.86
Ladevin Fair 32 167 5.21
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Jarod Neal 158249 188014/6
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
William Tanner3852713.94
Kyle Kerrick3541011.73
Rod Wright2131415.02
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jarod Neal13939.039
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
William Tanner 12 58 4.8 13
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Tae Martin 8 111 13.9 21
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Jackson Redditt 0 12-15 44-45 80
Jarod Neal 6 0-0 0-036
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Walter Evans 41-25 663.0 3 INT
Taino Fears-Perez 28-33 61 2.0 4 PBU
Marquis Clemons 24-3761 2.53 PBU
Nick Dance 23-3356 5.0 2 FF

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