Continued from page 1

Then there’s the emotional component that seems to make statistical comparisons irrelevant, as Ridley, a Mississippi native, pointed out.

“Ole Miss circles this game like we do Auburn and Alabama. My closest friends go to Ole Miss,” Ridley said. “After the first loss, I said that they would not beat us again. Then, they upset us again last year. Ole Miss always plays strong football. Coach Nutt is an awesome coach. We have to make sure it doesn’t happen a third year.”