13 September 2007

A look back: Sept. 15th / Vandy

Sept. 15

Ole Miss has played on four Sept. 15th's. (1-2-1). In 1973, Ole Miss traveled to Columbia, MO. The Rebels lost to the Tigers 0-17. In 1979, Ole Miss started the season with a victory over Memphis State in Memphis by a score of 38-34. Ole Miss tied Arkansas in 1984, 14-14, in Little Rock. Finally in 1990, Ole Miss lost to Auburn in Jackson, 14-20.

Here is a look at those seasons:


Coaches: Kinard, Vaught

Record: 6-5

Notable Wins: Tennessee (Jackson) 28-18




Notable Wins: Tennessee(Jackson) 44-20


Coach: Brewer


Notable Wins: None


Coach: Brewer

Record: 9-3

Notable Wins: Arkansas (Little Rock) 21-17 / Georgia (Athens) 28-12/ LSU (Baton Rouge) 19-10


Despite the fact that Ole Miss leads the series with Vandy, the Vandy v. Ole Miss game has become an exciting, nail biting experience. The most memorable Ole Miss Vandy game came on Oct 28, 1989 in Oxford. Chuck Mullins was severely injured and later died from a massive hit in that game.

Some other memorable Ole Miss /Vandy games:

  • 1990- Ole Miss 14 Vandy 13 (Nashville)

  • 1991- Vandy 30 Ole Miss 27 (Oxford)

  • 1999- Vandy37 Ole Miss 34 (Oxford) (OT)

  • 2002- Ole Miss 45 Vandy 38 (Oxford)

  • 2003- Ole Miss 24 Vandy 21(Nashville)

  • 2004- Ole Miss 26 Vandy 23 (Oxford)

1 comment:

PhilipVU94 said...

I'm surprised you don't list the December 2001 game, Woody Widenhofer's last as VU head coach. The game was postponed from the week of Sept. 11. VU blew something like a 21-point lead in the 3rd. I certainly found that memorable :-) , but I would have thought Ole Miss fans would too because of the comeback.

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