After landing a top five recruiting class and starting the season with a dramatic come from behind 39-35 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores, hopes were high for the Ole Miss Rebels. However, the Rebels had an up-and-down season. They started 3-0, then lost three straight, then won four straight before losing each of their final two games, including a heart breaking 17-10 overtime loss to their bitter rivals, the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night. A win over the LSU Tigers was the highlight of the Rebels’ season.
It was also another disappointing season for the Yellow Jackets, who went 7-5 and finished fourth in what was a very winnable ACC Coastal Division. Like the Rebels, the Yellow Jackets got off to a 3-0 start before losing three straight games. The last time the Yellow Jackets took the field, they blew a 20-0 lead and lost to the Georgia Bulldogs 41-34 in double overtime.
Both teams would like to get the bitter taste of losing to a rival out of their mouth.
Date: Monday, December 30
Start Time: 3:15 p.m. ET
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Stadium: LP Field
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN