Ole Miss Football: 5 Must-Watch Games In 2014

5 Must-Watch Ole Miss Football Games In 2014

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The 2014 football season will be one of the most anticipated seasons in quite a while for the Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss has made a quick turnaround under Hugh Freeze, and many feel that the Rebels are ready to make some noise in the SEC West this season. With high expectations, the Rebels can expect to play some big games in 2014, and here are five must-watch games on the Ole Miss schedule this season.

5. September 6 at Vanderbilt

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5. September 6 at Vanderbilt

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These two programs on the rise are starting to develop quite the rivalry, and they played a rather compelling game in the season opener last year. If this year's game is anything like that one, it'll be worth watching. This will be the conference opener for both teams, and if the Rebels expect to compete in the West, they can't lose their crossover games with the East, so this is a must-win for Ole Miss.

4. November 1 vs. Auburn

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4. November 1 vs. Auburn

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If the Rebels have any chance to win the SEC West, they'll have to take down the reigning SEC West champions. In the first week of November, this game could have huge implications in the SEC West race, and the Rebels getting a chance to play the Auburn at home will be a must-watch game.

3. October 25 at LSU

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3. October 25 at LSU

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This will be a revenge game for LSU after the Rebels beat them last year, so the Tigers will be motivated to gain redemption. Ole Miss will also have the challenge of playing at Tiger Stadium, quite possibly at night, which will make it difficult for the Rebels to beat LSU for a second straight season. Of course, playing at LSU is a great measuring stick, and will show if Ole Miss is ready to compete with the big boys of the SEC West.

2. October 4 vs. Alabama

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2. October 4 vs. Alabama

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In a way, the road to an SEC championship always goes through Alabama, and a home game against the Crimson Tide may be the most anticipated game in Oxford in many years. This game will be the best chance the Rebels get to make a statement that they're ready to compete for an SEC West title. With Ole Miss having a legitimate chance to pull off the upset over Alabama, this is a must-watch game.

1. November 29 vs. Mississippi State

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1. November 29 vs. Mississippi State

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The Egg Bowl is always the top game on the Ole Miss schedule. Even if they don't turn out to be competitors in the SEC West, this is the game Hugh Freeze and the Rebels have to win, especially after losing in Starkville last year. If the Rebels end up at the top of the SEC West, then their in-state rival will be wanting to play spoiler and give them a stern test the final week of the season, so this is a must-watch game either way.

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