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Carrie Anderson

Ole Miss To Cotton Bowl, Again

Mississippi will make a return trip to the Cotton Bowl on Jan.

2, this time lining up against No. 21 Oklahoma State.

Bowl officials announced the pairing in a news release Sunday


The Rebels (8-4) beat Texas Tech 47-34 last season, capping a

return to prominence under coach Houston Nutt. It's the first time

Ole Miss has been to consecutive bowls since a streak of

appearances from 1997-2000.

This will be the fourth straight bowl appearance for the Cowboys

(9-3), who lost to Oregon 42-31 in last year's Holiday Bowl.

The game will be a rematch of the 2004 Cotton Bowl. Eli Manning

led the Rebels to a 31-28 win, passing for three touchdowns in his

final college game.

While both teams are familiar with the bowl, it will have a very

different look this year. The game will move from Cotton Bowl

stadium in Dallas to the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.



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