Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze met with the media this Monday morning after defeating the Auburn Tigers 27-19 in Auburn, Alabama.
“I was really proud of our kids and staff as they went on the road and handled a hostile environment pretty well”, Coach Freeze said. “Only thought twice in the game that we didn’t handle the environment as well as we could have.”
In 66 plays of the 73 total plays the Land Shark defense held Auburn to only 170 yards. The Rebels gave up seven explosive plays which netted the Tigers to a total of 240 yards of offense.
“We were excellent on the critical downs as they were 2-for-17 and excellent in the red zone against again an offense that gives you a lot of problems,” Coach Freeze said.
The Rebels are now preparing for their tenth straight game this weekend as they host the Arkansas Razorbacks. Coach Freeze is impressed that the Razorbacks has continued to improve all season long.
Arkansas lost some difficult games early on in the season, but the losses haven’t seemed to rattle Arkansas.
“They give you a lot of problems offensively because of their schemes and talent,” said Freeze. “They are able to pound it at you as you commit to the box with a quarterback who is playing with a very high level and they are super well-coached at doing what they do.”
This game will be a great challenge for the Rebels and they are looking forward to it. The Rebels need the fans to show up in a big way so the team can feed off of the crowd’s energy.
Ole Miss and Arkansas will kickoff at 2:30 Saturday afternoon on CBS.
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