2002 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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2002 Ole Miss Rebels football
Ole Miss Rebels logo.svg
Independence Bowl champion
Independence Bowl, W, 27–23 vs. Nebraska
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
2002 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach David Cutcliffe
Offensive coordinator John Latina
Defensive coordinator Chuck Driesbach
Home stadium Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 60,580)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Georgia x$   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
No. 14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the West Division. Coached by David Cutcliffe, the Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe* Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 31–3   58,151
September 7 11:30 AM Memphis* Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi JPS W 38–16   54,718
September 14 2:30 PM at Texas Tech* Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, Texas ABC L 28–42   40,228
September 21 11:30 AM Vanderbilt Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi (Rivalry) JPS W 45–38   50,427
October 5 11:00 AM No. 6 Florida Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi CBS W 17–14   61,140
October 12 1:00 PM Arkansas State*dagger No. 25 Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi W 52–17   55,204
October 19 2:30 PM at No. 24 Alabama No. 21 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama CBS L 7–42   83,818
October 26 1:00 PM at Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas (Rivalry) L 28–48   71,723
November 2 11:30 AM Auburn Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi JPS L 24–31   60,635
November 9 6:00 PM at No. 7 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia ESPN2 L 17–31   86,520
November 23 7:30 PM at No. 21 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN2 L 13–14   91,613
November 28 6:45 PM Mississippi State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) ESPN W 24–12   60,245
December 27 4:30 PM vs. Nebraska* Independence StadiumShreveport, Louisiana (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 27–23   46,096
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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