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Ole Miss Looks to Shake 2-Game Losing Streak to Arkansas

Rebels looking to shake 2-game losing streak at Arkansas

(Source: Austin McAfee/WMC Action News 5) (Source: Austin McAfee/WMC Action News 5)
OXFORD, MS (WMC) -

It's the one match-up in the SEC West the Ole Miss Rebels haven't quite been able to figure out over the last couple of years. They'll get another shot this Saturday when they travel to Fayetteville to call the Hogs.

The Rebels haven't beaten Arkansas since 2013. The last two match-ups have gone the way of the Razorbacks, a 30 to nothing Ozark whitewash in 2014, and last year's 55-52 overtime thriller in Oxford.

Ole Miss had a chance to put away the game late, but couldn't stop the Hogs from converting on a wild fourth and 26 play that involved a blind lateral that ended in a fumble recovered and run for a first down. The play still gives nightmares to Rebel players.

Quarterback Chad Kelly remembers, "It hurt more than just a regular loss or more than probably even getting blown out because for about 5-10 seconds we thought we had the game won. That's what makes the game so special, being able to play a game like this that it's a game of inches and you just never know, you just got to play it until the last second."

Tight end Evan Engram said, "It was tough just cause of how it ended and knowing that we win that game we're going to Atlanta. Arkansas since I've been here is probably the most relentless, sound, fighting football team that I've played since I've played here and that's what they do, they fight for 60 minutes."

Kickoff for the Rebels and Hogs at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville Saturday is at 6 p.m.

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