OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 22: Joe Adams #3 of the Arkansas Razorbacks catches a pass at the goal line over Frank Crawford #5 of the Ole Miss Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Oxford, Mississippi. The Razorbacks defeated the Rebels 29 to 24. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss: Razorbacks Avoid Houston Nutt Surprise

Arkansas overcame early troubles to squeak out a 29-24 win over Ole Miss.

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Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss 2011: Razorbacks Barely Hold On After Poor First Half, Comeback

On a day where both the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oklahoma Sooners were upset, the Arkansas Razorbacks almost fell into that category themselves and missed an opportunity to climb the rankings. Things have not gone well in Oxford this season, where the Ole Miss Rebels entered their game against Arkansas sitting at 2-4, but they came incredibly close to spoiling Arkansas' season.

The Rebels jumped out to an improbable 17-0 lead with 6:20 remaining in the second quarter, and they did it without forcing any interceptions or fumbles. The SEC-watching world was baffled, but they wouldn't take that lead into halftime. Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson ripped off a 52-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 17-7 at halftime, giving his team a bit of momentum going into the locker room. They would go on to score 29 unanswered points.

Ole Miss would produce some late drama, though, scoring a touchdown with 1:23 remaining, then recovering the ensuing onside kick. Despite all of their struggles this season and their collapse in the third quarter of this game, they had the ball with a chance to drive for a winning touchdown.

Unfortunately for the Rebels, it wasn't to be. Randall Mackey took a sack, then threw an interception, dashing their hopes. Arkansas still have a shot at qualifying for a BCS bowl, while Ole Miss have set a new record with 10 consecutive SEC losses.

For more on the Razorbacks, head to SB Nation's Arkansas Expats. For more on the Rebels, head to SB Nation's Red Cup Rebellion. For more on all the Week 8 action, visit our comprehensive StoryStream for college football scores, news, and highlights.

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Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss Score Update: Razorbacks Take The Lead In Second Half

It's not quite time to turn off the upset alert for the Razorbacks, but the game has suddenly become much more promising for Arkansas fans and much more depressing for those who follow the already-beleaguered Rebels. The Hogs have taken a lead at 24-17 late in the third quarter, and apparently have the momentum on their side, which anybody who plays NCAA Football on XBox or Playstation can tell you is a huge deal.

Arkansas moved the ball 56 yards on its first drive to set up a field goal, then rode a 37-yard pass from Tyler Wilson to Joe Adams to set up first and goal from the Ole Miss 1. Wilson then took the ball in from there.

Ole Miss had a chance to retake the lead on what looked to be about a 50-yard pass from Randall Mackey to Donte Moncrief, but officials said it was incomplete and replays backed it up. It took five plays on the subsequent Arkansas drive -- a 67-yard pass to Adams and four rushes capped off by Wilson -- to take the lead.

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

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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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Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss Score: Razorbacks Down Early, 10-0, To Rebels

The Arkansas Razorbacks, ranked ninth in this week's BCS rankings and 16 point favorites over the Ole Miss Rebels this week, find themselves in a 10-0 hole early in the second quarter on Saturday. An offense that's averaging an SEC-best 466 yards of total offense per game had both of its first-quarter drives stall, the first a three-and-out, the second a turnover on downs on the Ole Miss 49-yard-line.

Ole Miss kicked a field goal following Arkansas' punt, taking over the ball on their side of the 50. The Rebels only needed to go 25 yards in six plays to put themselves in field goal range. Bryson Rose had no problems on the 43-yard field goal. 

On their third possession of the game, Ole Miss needed just three plays for a touchdown. Quarterback Randall Mackey found Donte Moncrief 31 yards on the touchdown pass, putting the Razorbacks on upset alert. Houston Nutt has been taking a lot of flak this season, but he is 2-1 in his career against his former Razorbacks as head coach at Ole Miss.

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson is just 3-for-6 passing on the day for 27 yards. 

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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Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And Notes

The No. 9 Arkansas Razorbacks head to Oxford to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. They will face former head coach coach Houston Nutt, who is fighting for his job after a 2-4 start to the season.

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Arkansas Vs. Ole Miss Game 2011: Series Record And Quick Rivalry Facts

Houston Nutt's new team will try to get its first SEC win against Houston Nutt's old team, which is the No. 10 team in the country. Houston Nutt is still regretting his decision.

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