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Rebels on a roll

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.

GAME TIME

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

TV: ESPN

RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5

JUST THE FACTS

Game numbers

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.

IN SPORTS

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.

MORE ONLINE

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GAME PREVIEW: Is Joseph Person predicting an upset?

PHOTO GALLERIES: After the game, check out images from the game and from tailgating festivities.

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