2019 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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2019 Ole Miss Rebels football
Ole Miss Rebels logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2019 record0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Head coachMatt Luke (3rd as HC; 8th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorRich Rodriguez (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMike MacIntyre (1st season)
Home stadiumVaught–Hemingway Stadium (Capacity: 64,038)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri*   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Missouri ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Ole Miss Rebels football team will represent the University of Mississippi in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rebels will play their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi and will compete in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They will be led by third-year head coach Matt Luke.

Previous season[edit]

The Rebels finished the 2018 season 5–7, 1–7 in SEC play to finish in sixth place in the Western Division. The 2018 season was the last season in which the Rebels had to serve a postseason ban.

2019 NFL Draft Selections[edit]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Greg Little Offensive lineman 2 37 Carolina Panthers
A. J. Brown Wide receiver 2 51 Tennessee Titans
D. K. Metcalf Wide receiver 2 64 Seattle Seahawks
Dawson Knox Tight end 3 96 Buffalo Bills
Javon Patterson Offensive lineman 7 246 Indianapolis Colts
Kendarius Webster Cornerback 7 252 New England Patriots

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

The Rebels' 2019 recruiting class finished at 22nd in the nation and 9th in the SEC, according to 247Sports.com.

Schedule[edit]

Ole Miss announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018. The 2019 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season. The Rebels will host SEC opponents Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and LSU, and will travel to Alabama, Missouri , Auburn, and Mississippi State.

The Rebels open the 2019 season on the road against rivals, Memphis from The American. The Rebels then host Southeastern Louisiana from the FCS on September 14. The first ever Pac-12 team visits Oxford on September 21 when California plays the Rebels. The Rebels will play their final non-conference game on November 9 against FBS Independent, New Mexico State.

DateOpponentSiteResult
August 31at Memphis*
September 7Arkansas
September 14Southeastern Louisiana*
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
September 21California*
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
September 28at Alabama
October 5Vanderbiltdagger
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
October 12at Missouri
October 19Texas A&M
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
November 2at Auburn
November 9New Mexico State*
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
November 16LSU
November 28at Mississippi State
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Schedule Source:[1]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP  
Coaches  
CFP Not released Not released

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Ole Miss Alma mater (Year)
Matt Luke Head Coach 3rd Ole Miss (2000)
Rich Rodriguez Offensive Coordinator 1st West Virginia (1984)
Mike MacIntyre Defensive Coordinator 1st Georgia Tech (1989)
Derrick Nix Running Backs 12th Southern Miss (2002)
Jack Bicknell Jr. Offensive Line 3rd Boston College (1985)
Jacob Peeler Wide Receivers 3rd Louisiana Tech (2007)
Freddie Roach Defensive Line 3rd Alabama (2008)
Charles Clark Cornerbacks 2nd Ole Miss (2007)
Jeff Koonz Inside Linebackers 1st Auburn (2004)
Calvin Magee Tight Ends 1st Southern (1984)
Tyrone Nix Outside Linebackers 1st Southern Miss (1995)

Game summaries[edit]

at Memphis[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
47–11–2 Oct. 1, 2016 W, 48–28 (vacated)
Game One – Ole Miss Rebels (0–0) at Memphis Tigers (0–0)
1 2 Total
Rebels 0
Tigers 0

at Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN

  • Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

Arkansas[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
27–36–1 Oct. 13, 2018 W, 37–33
Game Two – Arkansas Razorbacks (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)
1 2 Total
Razorbacks 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

Southeastern Louisiana[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 Sep. 19, 2009 W, 52–6
Game Three – Southeastern Louisiana Lions (0–0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0–0)
1 2 Total
Lions 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

California[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 Sept. 16, 2017 L, 16–27
Game Four – California Golden Bears (0–0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0–0)
1 2 Total
Golden Bears 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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at Alabama[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–50–2 Sept. 15, 2018 L, 7–62
Game Five – Ole Miss Rebels (0–0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (0–0)
1 2 Total
Rebels 0
Crimson Tide 0

at Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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Vanderbilt[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
49–40–2 Nov. 17, 2018 L, 29–36
Game Six – Vanderbilt Commodores (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)
1 2 Total
Commodores 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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at Missouri[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 Nov. 23, 2013 L, 10–24
Game Seven – Ole Miss Rebels (0–0) at Missouri Tigers (0-0)
1 2 Total
Rebels 0
Tigers 0

at Faurot FieldColumbia, MO

  • Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 Nov. 10, 2018 L, 24–38
Game Eight – Texas A&M Aggies (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)
1 2 Total
Aggies 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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at Auburn[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–32 Oct. 20, 2018 L, 16–31
Game Nine – Ole Miss Rebels (0-0) at Auburn Tigers (0-0)
1 2 Total
Rebels 0
Tigers 0

at Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL

  • Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Game time: CDT
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

New Mexico State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 Oct. 10, 2015 W, 52–3
Game Ten – New Mexico State Aggies (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)
1 2 Total
Aggies 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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LSU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
40–62–4 Sept. 29, 2018 L, 16–45
Game Eleven – LSU Tigers (0-0) at Ole Miss Rebels (0-0)
1 2 Total
Tigers 0
Rebels 0

at Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
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at Mississippi State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
62–45–6 Nov. 22, 2018 L, 3–35
Game Twelve – Ole Miss Rebels (0-0) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (0-0)
1 2 Total
Rebels 0
Bulldogs 0

at Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS

  • Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Game time: CST
  • Game weather: • Temperature:
  • Pregame line:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Releases 2019 Schedule" (Press release). University of Mississippi Department of Athletics. September 18, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.