1971 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1971 Ole Miss Rebels football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 41–18 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 15
1971 record 10–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Billy Kinard (1st season)
Captain Paul Dongieux
Riley Myers
Home stadium Hemingway Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 7 Georgia 5 1 0     11 1 0
No. 12 Auburn 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 15 Ole Miss 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 9 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 11 LSU 3 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 6 1
Florida 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1971 college football season.

It was the first Rebel squad since 1946 to not be coached by Johnny Vaught, who was forced to take a leave of absence midway through the previous campaign due to health concerns. This was also Ole Miss' last all-white varsity team. The Rebels and Southeastern Conference rival LSU were the last major college teams still fielding all-white squads. LSU would also field its first desegregated varsity squad in 1972.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 Long Beach State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 29–13  
September 18 at Memphis State* Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 49–21  
September 25 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 34–20  
October 2 at No. 7 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Rivalry) L 6–40  
October 9 No. 10 Georgia Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, Mississippi L 7–38  
October 16 Southern Mississippi* Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi W 20–6  
October 23 Vanderbiltdagger Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi (Rivalry) W 28–7  
October 30 No. 11 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, Mississippi (Magnolia Bowl) W 24–22  
November 6 at Tampa* Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida W 28–27  
November 13 Chattanooga* Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi W 49–10  
November 25 at Mississippi State No. 18 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) W 48–0  
December 30 vs. Georgia Tech* No. 17 Atlanta StadiumAtlanta (Peach Bowl) W 41–18  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Mississippi St[edit]

1 234Total
• Ole Miss 0 4233 48
Mississippi St 0 000 0
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Scott Field
  • Game attendance: 35,000

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Awards[edit]

  • All-SEC: DT Elmer Allen (AP, 1st Team), DB Paul Dongieux (AP, 2nd Team), TE Jim Poole Jr. (UPI, 1st Team) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Ole Miss football media guide..
  2. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1971 Nov 26. Retrieved 2018-Aug-12.
  3. ^ 2011 Ole Miss football media guide.