With eight consecutive wins, Mississippi is riding its longest winning streak in nearly 37 years and boasts the second-longest active streak in the nation. The Rebels' average margin of victory during the streak is 28 points.
SPURRIER VS. THE MAGNOLIA STATE
Steve Spurrier owns a 12-2 career record against teams from Mississippi, including a 3-0 mark against the Rebels. He is 3-0 against Southern Miss and 6-2 vs. Mississippi State.
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The where and when
WHO: Mississippi (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at USC (2-1, 0-1)
WHEN: 7:45 p.m. today
WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium
LINE: Ole Miss by 3 1/2
RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5
JUST THE FACTS
SERIES RECORD: Mississippi leads 8-6; at Columbia, Mississippi leads 4-3
LAST MEETING: Quarterback Chris Smelley had a career day to lead the Gamecocks to a 31-24 victory last year in Oxford.
CURRENT STREAK: USC's victory last season ended its five-game losing streak in the series.
HAVE A LOOK
Gameday inside: Page C2
GAMEDAY PLUS: Lineups, depth charts, statistics and schedules.
GAME WITHIN A GAME: Steve Spurrier will match wits with one of his former defensive coordinators.
TAKE FIVE: Jason Barnes talks about the big hit he took in last year's victory in Oxford.
FIVE STORY LINES: Stopping Mississippi's Wild Rebel from running, well, wild will be a key for USC's patched-up defense.
MORE IN SECTION C
USC BASKETBALL: Analysts weigh in on Darrin Horn's recruiting class.
CLEMSON FOOTBALL: The Tigers' special teams have become a strength this season.
PGA TOUR: Dustin Johnson enters the season-ending Tour Championship with an outside shot at winning the FedEx Cup.
GAME PREVIEW: Is Joseph Person predicting an upset?
PHOTO GALLERIES: After the game, check out images from the game and from tailgating festivities.