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No. 10 Ole Miss set for challenge vs. Memphis

Mississippi has an October packed with crucial Southeastern Conference games in its near future. One more nonconference matchup remains before the Rebels can concentrate on that stretch.

No. 10 Ole Miss (3-0) can start its season with four straight victories for the first time since 1970 when it hosts Memphis (2-1) on Saturday. The Rebels have won five straight in the series dating back to 2004.

But Memphis has beaten good Ole Miss teams in the past. The Tigers topped the Eli Manning-led Rebels 44-34 in 2003 before Ole Miss went on to a 10-win season.

This Memphis team appears capable of pulling a similar upset. The Tigers hung close with No. 11 UCLA in Pasadena, California, before falling 42-35 on Sept. 6.

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