OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has had a few huge victories and a few heartbreaking losses two-thirds of the way through its season.
Now the Rebels (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) are in the midst of a final week of rest before hosting Arkansas on Nov. 9.
Second-year coach Hugh Freeze says all is not perfect, but he's pleased his team has persevered through a difficult schedule and is improving at almost every spot.
That improvement is especially evident on offense, where second-year starter Bo Wallace has had a quietly efficient season. The 6-foot-4 junior has completed nearly 63 percent of his passes for 1,976 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Wallace has been helped by a running game that's stayed consistent despite the absence of Jeff Scott and an offensive line that's providing plenty of protection.