Ole Miss Vs. Arkansas Halftime Score: Rebels Dominate First Half (Yes, The Rebels)

Mississippi Rebels coach Houston Nutt is good for one outrageous upset per year. Could this game be the one for the year, against his former team and a loathed SEC West rival with eyes on a second-straight BCS bowl? If a 17-7 halftime score against Bobby Petrino's Arkansas Razorbacks isn't a recipe for a Houston Nutt special, I don't know what is.

But remember Arkansas has superior talent, depth, schemes and so on and so forth. It's already easily Ole Miss' most impressive showing of the year so far, but they've got a long way to go and a lot of Tyler Wilson to hold off.

So far, Wilson has mustered only 70 yards on 15 attempts. The Rebels defense has forced three fourth downs and, other than a 52-yard scamper by Dennis Johnson, has bottled up the powerful Arkansas attack. Randall Mackey might be having the game of his life, going 10-of-12 for 121 yards and a touchdown.

But seriously -- Arkansas has scored 38 or more points against every team they've played this year, save the Alabama Crimson Tide. Points are coming. The question is whether Mackey can keep pace from here on out.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Arkansas blog Arkansas Expats and Ole Miss blog Red Cup RebellionFor more on all the Week 8 action, visit our comprehensive StoryStream for college football scores, news, and highlights.

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