OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- It's been a brutal two years for Mississippi's football program.
The first chance for new Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to replace some of that disappointment with optimism is finally here.
The Rebels host Central Arkansas on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in a game that's important on many levels. First, Ole Miss simply needs to win a football game after an embarrassing 2-10 season in 2011. But the Rebels also hope to find some playmakers on their inexperienced roster as they attempt to snap their 14-game Southeastern Conference losing streak later this fall.
Bo Wallace will start at quarterback for the Rebels. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior college transfer has battled with junior Barry Brunetti for the starting spot throughout spring practice and fall camp.