OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's come-from-behind victory over Vanderbilt in last week's Southeastern Conference opener was a thrilling start to Hugh Freeze's second season as the Rebels' head coach.
It also came with considerable cost.
Ole Miss (1-0) lost two starters to injury -- offensive guard Aaron Morris and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche -- and now must figure out how to plug those holes as it prepares to face Southeast Missouri (0-1) on Saturday.
Morris is out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee while Nkemdiche will be out for 4-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Freeze says both will be missed, but believes there are other players ready to step up.