Ole Miss playing in first Sugar Bowl since 2015
For the first time since 2015, the Ole Miss Rebels are back in the Sugar Bowl, making that two straight bowl games to start the Lane Kiffin era.
In fact, before his arrival in Oxford, the Rebels hadn’t been to any bowl game since 2015, so to the be the top representative for the SEC, outside of College Football playoff teams Alabama and Georgia, is a big deal.
Fourth-ranked Ole Miss in terms of total offense is coming off its first ten-win regular season in program history led by the league’s leading passer Matt Corral, going up against the Baylor Bears and their top 15 scoring defense.
Lane Kiffin says there’s always room for family at his team’s New Year’s Day party. “To think that we would be in the Sugar Bowl this quickly, it’s perspective how awesome it is. We’re very blessed to be in this position. Got to thank God for this opportunity to come here and the players and how it’s all coming together. I kind of told them before, they’re like this amazing blended family. We’ve got kids that have been here for six years that have talked about the things they went through. We’ve got kids that literally got here this fall, including a starter or two from the transfer portal, so they really are a unique family.”
Ole Miss and Baylor will kick things off from the Caesars Superdome at 7:45 p.m. on January 1st, televised on ESPN.