WHEN: Saturday, November 23 at 6:45p.m. CST
WHERE: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580) Oxford, Miss.
TV: ESPN (national) Brad Nessler – play-by-play, Todd Blackledge – analyst, Holly Rowe – sideline
SERIES: Missouri leads 5-1
COACHES: Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss 14-9 (2nd year), overall 44-16 (6th year) Gary Pinkel, Missouri 99-62 (13th year) overall 172-99-3 (23rd year)
Mizzou football will travel to Oxford, Miss. for the second time in school history to play the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday. Mizzou is coming off of a well deserved bye week that gave players and coaches a chance to refresh themselves physically and mentally.
Last time out, Mizzou took care of business on the road in Lexington, Ky., when they beat Kentucky 48-17. Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham had a record-setting performance with four touchdown receptions, breaking the old school record. Quarterback Maty Mauk tied the school record for most touchdown passes with five.
Mizzou has had mostly successes over Ole Miss in its history, and won the previous encounter on Sept. 8, 2007 by a 38-25 score. The Missouri Tigers are also a perfect 4-0 on the road so far this season.
Mizzou Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel now sits just two wins shy of the all-time record for wins at Mizzou. Legendary coach and NCAA College Football Hall-of-Fame member Don Faurot owns the top mark with 101 wins.
Speaking of records, Mizzou extended its streak of games with a takeaway to 40, which leads all other FBS schools. Its 17 team interceptions ranks first in the SEC as well.
A win for Mizzou this Saturday would secure its fourth 10-win season in the last seven years. To put that in perspective, Dan Devine has the only other 10-win season in school history. It would also mean they would win three consecutive games as a top-10 team for the first time since 2008.