They are modest seven-point underdogs despite coming off back-to-back road losses to No. 6 Alabama and No. 19 Arkansas to start the SEC West’s version of murderer’s row. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt has thrived in this role during his career, upsetting five teams ranked in the top 5 (in 14 tries) — all when Nutt’s team was unranked. That includes a 50-48 triple-overtime win over No. 1 LSU in 2007.
The Rebels finally get to take on one of those Top 25 West teams at home.