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Rebel Roundup - November 3, 2008

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No Masked Individuals Allowed in VHS? - So says The Ghost of Chucky Mullins. While Colonel Reb is most certainly not my mascot, I've always been alright with his attendance at sporting events as a common ticket holder. Last Saturday, a new "policy" kept him out of VHS. Was this a misunderstanding, or has the administration finally put the proverbial nail in the proverbial coffin?

Yet Another Moral Victory - According to the USA Today Sagarin rankings, the Ole Miss Rebels are the 30th best team in America and can boast having the 9th toughest schedule to date. If Vanderbilt and Wake had decided to not have late season collapses, I seriously imagine our strength of schedule rating would be in the top 5. Oh, and Mississippi State is 97th. Schadenfreude is fun, dammit.

For the Math Nerds - If you're a statistics dork like myself, you'll love's incredibly detailed statistics. While perusing the Week 11 Sunday Notebook, I found the following to be quite noteworthy:

  • The SEC currently holds a .816 non-conference record, the best in Division 1

  • The Air Force Academy has the 4th longest streak without being shutout. The last team to shut them out, you ask? Why, the Ole Miss Rebels in a 13-0 victory in the 1992 Liberty Bowl, of course.

  • Since 2000, the Ole Miss/Florida series has been the closest in the conference with the average margin of victory sitting at a mere 3.4 points.

  • Ole Miss leads the conference in tackles for a loss with 75 this season (8.33 per game). This is, of course, due to our truly dominant-run stoppers along our defensive front. As you saw during the Auburn game, Peria Jerry and his legion of despair have been ruining SEC halfbacks all season. Oh, they also made Tim Tebow cry which, no matter how many times I mention it, will never cease to amuse me.

  • And finally, from the "really?!" file comes this: Derek Peagues is the conference's all time leader in kickoff return yards. Of course, this has just as much to do with the fact that State's opponents kick off to them an awful lot as it does with Peague's athletic ability, but I still found it to be pretty noteworthy.