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2002 Ole Miss Rebels football
Independence Bowl Champions
Independence Bowl, W, 27–24 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2002 record7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe
Home stadiumVaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 60,580)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team parcipated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the West Division. Coached by David Cutcliffe, the Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 31–3   58,151
September 7* 11:30 AM Memphis Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS JPS W 38–16   54,718
September 14* 2:30 PM at Texas Tech Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX ABC L 28–42   40,228
September 21 11:30 AM Vanderbilt Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) JPS W 45–38   50,427
October 5 11:00 AM #6 Florida Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS CBS W 17–14   61,140
October 12*† 1:00 PM Arkansas State #25 Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 52–17   55,204
October 19 2:30 PM at #24 Alabama #21 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 7–42   83,818
October 26 1:00 PM at Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR (Rivalry) L 28–48   71,723
November 2 11:30 AM Auburn Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS JPS L 24–31   60,635
November 9 6:00 PM at #7 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN2 L 17–31   86,520
November 23 7:30 PM at #21 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN2 L 13–14   91,613
November 28 6:45 PM Mississippi State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN W 24–12   60,245
December 27* 4:30 PM vs. Nebraska Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 27–23   46,096
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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