Winners and Losers from Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

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Winners and Losers from Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
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So close, but so far away, as Ole Miss falls 27-26 to Vanderbilt

The Rebels of Mississippi hosted the Commodores of Vanderbilt in what was perhaps the most important game ever played between the two schools Saturday.  A game that didn’t have much in the way of national hype, but was of vital importance to the two schools and fan bases.  Both teams entered with five wins, needing this game to become bowl eligible.

Unfortunately for Rebel fans, Ole Miss lost in heart breaking fashion 27-26 as Vanderbilt QB Jordan Rodgers connected with WR Chris Boyd on a 26-yard touchdown pass with 52 seconds left to play.

This leaves so many questions for Rebel fans when perhaps fans should be happy they have improved so much from last season’s two win debacle.  Hugh Freeze has maybe over-played his hand by getting too much production too soon from a young team, but with a close loss in a game they led the entire time, you have to feel good about Hugh Freeze as a coach going forward.

Here is a look at some of the Successes and Failures of the game

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