Memphis–Ole Miss football rivalry

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Memphis–Ole Miss football rivalry
First meetingOctober 1, 1921
Ole Miss 82, West Tennessee 0
Latest meetingOctober 1, 2016
Ole Miss 48, Memphis 28
Next meetingAugust 31, 2019 in Memphis
Statistics
Meetings total63
All-time seriesOle Miss leads, 49–11–2
Largest victoryOle Miss, 92–0 (1935)
Longest win streakOle Miss, 17 (1921–62)
Current win streakOle Miss, 1 (2016–present)
Memphis–Ole Miss football rivalry is located in Mississippi
Memphis
Memphis
Ole Miss
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Locations of Memphis and Ole Miss

The Memphis–Ole Miss football rivalry, also known as the Mid–South Rivalry,[1] is an American college football rivalry game between the Tigers of the University of Memphis and the Rebels of the University of Mississippi. The rivalry started in 1921. Ole Miss leads the series, 49–11–2.[2]

Series history[edit]

The two schools, separated by just 80 miles,[3] first met in 1921, with Ole Miss winning the first 17 games.[1] Memphis earned a memorable tie in 1963, and won its first game in the series in 1967.[4] From 1962 to 1995, games were played annually (except 1975) in Oxford, Memphis and Jackson MS.

In 2015, Memphis upset Ole Miss 37–24.[5] It was the first time the Tigers defeated the Rebels since 2004,[6] and first win over a ranked opponent since 1996.[7]

Game results[edit]

Memphis victoriesOle Miss victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 1921 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 82–0
2 1934 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 44–0
3 1935 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 92–0
4 1939 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 46–7
5 1940 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 38–7
6 1942 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 48–0
7 1949 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 40–7
8 1950 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 39–7
9 1951 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 32–0
10 1952 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 54–6
11 1954 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 51–0
12 1955 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 39–6
13 1956 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 26–0
14 1958 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 17–0
15 1959 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 46–0
16 1960 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 31–20
17 1962 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 21–7
18 1963 Memphis, TN Tie0–0
19 1964 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 30–0
20 1965 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 34–14
21 1966 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 13–0
22 1967 Memphis, TN Memphis State 27–17
23 1968 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 21–7
24 1969 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 28–3
25 1970 Memphis, TN #5 Ole Miss 47–13
26 1971 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 49–21
27 1972 Memphis, TN #19 Ole Miss 34–29
28 1973 Jackson, MS Memphis State 17–13
29 1974 Memphis, TN Memphis State 15–7
30 1976 Memphis, TN Memphis State 21–16
31 1977 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 7–3
32 1978 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 14–7
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
33 1979 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 38–34
34 1980 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 61–7
35 1981 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 7–3
36 1982 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 27–10
37 1983 Memphis, TN Memphis State 37–17
38 1984 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 22–6
39 1985 Memphis, TN Tie17–17
40 1986 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 28–6
41 1987 Memphis, TN Memphis State 17–16
42 1988 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 24–6
43 1989 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 20–13
44 1990 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 23–21
45 1991 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 10–0
46 1992 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 17–12
47 1993 Memphis, TN Memphis State 19–3
48 1994 Oxford, MS Memphis 17–16
49 1995 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 34–3
50 1998 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 30–10
51 1999 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 3–0
52 2002 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 38–16
53 2003 Memphis, TN Memphis 44–34
54 2004 Oxford, MS Memphis 20–13
55 2005 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 10–6
56 2006 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 28–25
57 2007 Memphis, TN Ole Miss 23–21
58 2008 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 41–24
59 2009 Memphis, TN #8 Ole Miss 45–14
60 2014 Oxford, MS #10 Ole Miss 24–3
61 2015 Memphis, TN Memphis 37–24
62 2016 Oxford, MS #16 Ole Miss 48–28
Series: Ole Miss leads 49–11–2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Why Memphis is a bit more than just a normal revenge game for Ole Miss".
  2. ^ "Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Memphis".
  3. ^ "Memphis should have full attention of No. 16 Ole Miss".
  4. ^ "A closer look at the matchup, history of Ole Miss and Memphis".
  5. ^ "Ole Miss vs. Memphis - Game Recap - October 17, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  6. ^ "Tigers knock off Rebels for 13th straight win".
  7. ^ "Memphis stuns No. 13 Ole Miss for first win vs. ranked team since 1996". 18 October 2015.