Thursday, February 11, 2010

Looking Back At The Comeback

When was the last time Ole Miss had a comeback like that?
That was the big question after the Rebels rallied from 20 down at halftime (40-20) and 23 down with 19 minutes left (43-20) to knock off Alabama 74-67 on Saturday. Joey Jones in our office hammered away on the record books this week, and after extensive research, we're unable to determine if the 23-point comeback is the biggest ever. However, it is believed to be the largest comeback from a halftime deficit in school history, based on records dating back to the 1949-50 season. The last time Ole Miss trailed by 20 at any point in a game and won was the 69-65 home victory over Auburn in 2002, when the Tigers came out of the gates on fire and lead 27-7 with 10:58 left in the first half. That season also happened to be the last time the Rebels reached the Big Dance ... good omen.

Hopefully the Rebels won't face a deficit that large tonight at Mississippi State. Check out the game notes for more info on the grudge match in Starkville.

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