- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 12 Mississippi (7-2), Noon (SEC Network)

Line: No line.

Series Record: First meeting.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Ole Miss is trying to bounce back from two straight losses, including a disappointing 35-31 setback to Auburn last weekend that all but dashed any hopes for a Southeastern Conference Western Division title. Presbyterian is hoping to be competitive against the Rebels after being blown out in two other games against FBS programs Northern Illinois and NC State.



KEY MATCHUP

Ole Miss WRs vs. Presbyterian defense: Ole Miss will be playing its first game without star sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell, who broke his left leg and dislocated his ankle in the Auburn loss last weekend. Coach Hugh Freeze hopes Vince Sanders and Cody Core can help fill the void.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Presbyterian: RBs DeMarcus Rouse and Blake Roberts. The strength of the Blue Hose offense is their running game. Rouse has run for 512 yards this season while Roberts has 338 yards on the ground.

Ole Miss: CB Senquez Golson. The senior has intercepted a pass in five straight games and ranks second nationally with nine picks for the season. He has 15 interceptions in his career.

FACTS & FIGURES

Ole Miss is off to its best start since 2003, when an Eli Manning-led team also started the season 7-2. … The Rebels have given up only 13 touchdowns this season, which ranks second in the nation. … Ole Miss has forced 25 turnovers this season, which ranks first in the SEC and second nationally. … The Presbyterian game marks a break for Ole Miss against SEC opponents. The Rebels had played five straight games against SEC foes, including four against nationally-ranked opponents. … Presbyterian has been blown out in two games against FBS teams this season. The Blue Hose lost 55-3 to Northern Illinois in the season opener and 42-0 to NC State on Sept. 20. … Presbyterian has a 0-8 record all-time against teams from the FBS.

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