|1962 Ole Miss Rebels football|
Sugar Bowl Champions
|1962 record||10–0 (6–0 SEC)|
|Head coach||Johnny Vaught|
|Home stadium||Hemingway Stadium|
|1962 SEC football standings|
|#3/3 Ole Miss †||6||–||0||–||0||10||–||0||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1962 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1962 college football season. The Rebels' finished the season undefeated, as Southeastern Conference (SEC) champions and with a victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss was awarded the national championship by the Billingsley Report, Litkenhouse and Sagarin Ratings.
The Rebels' undefeated season was set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement taking place on their own campus as James Meredith, aided by the United States government, was attempting to be the first black student to enroll at the university. In 2012, ESPN aired a documentary on the team, Ghosts of Ole Miss, as part of its 30 for 30 series.
|September 22*||Memphis State||#6||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||W 21–7|
|September 29||Kentucky||#7||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 14–0|
|October 6*||Houston||#7||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 40–7|
|October 20||Tulane||#5||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 21–0|
|October 27||vs. Vanderbilt||#7||Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN (Rivalry)||W 35–0|
|November 3||at #4 LSU||#6||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl)||W 15–7|
|November 10*||Chattanooga||#4||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||W 52–7|
|November 17||at Tennessee||#3||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||W 19–6|
|December 1||Mississippi State||#3||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl)||W 13–6|
|January 1*||vs. #6 Arkansas||#3||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl)||W 17–13|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- ↑ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/FBS.pdf. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- ↑ Cherner, Reid (August 5, 2012). "ESPN announces 30 for 30 schedule". USA Today. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/08/espn-announces-30-for-30-schedule/1#.UU29ijd48QY. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- ↑ DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1960–1964". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/sec/mississippi/yearly_results.php?year=1960. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- ↑ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
- ↑ Normand, Travis (September 14, 2012). "1962 Ole Miss Football Team gets National Title Rings". http://onepointsafety.com/2012/09/14/1962-ole-miss-football-team-gets-national-title-rings/. Retrieved March 23, 2013.