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1965 Ole Miss Rebels football team

The 1965 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi in the sport of American football during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. The team won seven games and lost four.[1] It concluded the season with a 13–7 victory over Auburn in the 1965 Liberty Bowl.[2]

1965 Ole Miss Rebels football
Liberty Bowl, W 13–7 vs. Auburn
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1965 record7–4 (6–3 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (19th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama $ 6 1 1     9 1 1
Auburn 4 1 1     5 5 1
Florida 4 2 0     7 4 0
No. 7 Tennessee 3 1 2     8 1 2
Ole Miss 5 3 0     7 4 0
No. 8 LSU 3 3 0     8 3 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 1
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Quarterback Jimmy Heidel led the team in passing, completing 52 of 95 attempts for 586 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Mike Dennis led the team in both rushing and receiving, with 525 and 246 yards respectively.[3] Dennis, defensive tackle Jim Urbanek, and offensive guard Stan Hindman were each first-team selections by both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International for the 1965 All-SEC football team, and offensive guard Jim Harvey earned second-team honors from the AP.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 18at Memphis State*W 34–14
September 25at No. 10 KentuckyL 7–16
October 2at AlabamaL 16–17
October 9No. 10 FloridaL 0–17
October 16TulaneW 24–7
October 23Vanderbilt
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
W 24–7
October 30No. 5 LSU
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
W 23–0
November 6at Houston*L 3–17
November 13vs. No. 8 Tennessee
  • Memphis Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 14–13
November 27at Mississippi StateW 21–0
December 18vs. Auburn
W 13–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1965 Ole Miss Rebels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Rebs Edge Auburn, 13–7". Kingsport Times-News. December 19, 1965. p. 49. Retrieved July 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1965 Ole Miss Rebels Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Steve Spurrier Tops All-SEC Offensive Unit". Lake Charles American-Press. Associated Press. November 30, 1965. p. 13. Retrieved July 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Ole Miss' Mike Dennis, Stan Hindman On UPI All-Southeastern". The Delta Democrat-Times. United Press International. November 30, 1965. p. 7. Retrieved July 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.