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1997 Ole Miss Rebels football
Motor City Bowl Champions
Motor City Bowl, W, 34–31 vs. Marshall
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1997 record8–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachTommy Tuberville
Home stadiumVaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 50,577)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the West Division. Coached by Tommy Tuberville, the Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* Central Florida Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 24–23 OT  28,216
September 6* SMU Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 23–15   36,521
September 13 at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 L 9–19   81,203
September 27† Vanderbilt Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) W 15–3    
October 4 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN CBS L 17–31   106,229
October 18 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) JPS W 36–21   80,442
October 25 Alabama Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) JPS L 20–29   41,548
November 6 Arkansas Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) ESPN W 19–9   30,620
November 15* at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 41–24    
November 22 Georgia Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS L 14–21   35,473
November 29 at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Egg Bowl) CBS W 15–14   41,200
December 26* vs. Marshall Pontiac SilverdomePontiac MI (Motor City Bowl) ESPN W 34–31   43,340
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

*Schedule Source:[1]

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