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Sugar Bowl 2015: Oklahoma State vs Ole Miss - Third Time's The Charm

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State has been here before, but not in 70 years.

The Cowboys are Sugar Bowl bound, a game they have not played in since 1946, when they beat then-No. 7 St. Mary's. Exactly 70 years later, St. Mary's doesn't even have a football team anymore and OSU is nearing the end of a season that many expected to be a eight or nine-win season, but are still upset.

Oklahoma State is 0-2 against the Rebels. Maybe the third time will be the best time?

The opponent this time, the Ole Miss Rebels. The same Ole Miss Rebels who have been in the Cowboys way before, both times in the Cotton Bowl and both times when the Cowboys would end up with only nine wins on the year and losing to the Rebels. Both of these teams have talent and are much different this time, playing in a much bigger bowl game that will kick off on New Years Day on ESPN. OSU will be looking for that elusive win No. 11 after starting 10-0 while the Rebels will be looking for their tenth win as a team that has some marque wins on the year. Oklah

Here's some quick stat hits on the Rebels we got from the official site.

TEAM STATISTICS OM OPP
SCORING 483 274
Points Per Game 40.2 22.8
Points Off Turnovers 100 46
FIRST DOWNS 313 258
Rushing 121 94
Passing 168 143
Penalty 24 21
RUSHING YARDAGE 2173 1589
Yards gained rushing 2465 1923
Yards lost rushing 292 334
Rushing Attempts 426 466
Average Per Rush 5.1 3.4
Average Per Game 181.1 132.4
TDs Rushing 27 7
PASSING YARDAGE 4004 3061
Comp-Att-Int 296-454-13 292-488-15
Average Per Pass 8.8 6.3
Average Per Catch 13.5 10.5
Average Per Game 333.7 255.1
TDs Passing 31 23
TOTAL OFFENSE 6177 4650
Total Plays 880 954
Average Per Play 7.0 4.9
Average Per Game 514.8 387.5
KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 29-489 39-754
PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 28-112 16-104
INT RETURNS: #-Yards 15-356 13-160
KICK RETURN AVERAGE 16.9 19.3
PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 4.0 6.5
INT RETURN AVERAGE 23.7 12.3
FUMBLES-LOST 25-9 23-7
PENALTIES-Yards 74-627 80-618
Average Per Game 52.2 51.5
PUNTS-Yards 48-1987 68-2866
Average Per Punt 41.4 42.1
Net punt average 38.8 39.9
KICKOFFS-Yards 87-5567 59-3659
Average Per Kick 64.0 62.0
Net kick average 41.8 42.3
TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 26:24 33:36
3RD-DOWN Conversions 64/156 82/210
3rd-Down Pct 41% 39%
4TH-DOWN Conversions 7/15 7/22
4th-Down Pct 47% 32%
SACKS BY-Yards 26-171 17-131
MISC YARDS 0 7
TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 62 31
FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 17-22 20-26
ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 1-2
RED-ZONE SCORES (47-56) 84% (38-45) 84%
RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (33-56) 59% (23-45) 51%
PAT-ATTEMPTS (60-60) 100% (26-27) 96%
ATTENDANCE 423355 402363
Games/Avg Per Game 7/60479 5/80473
Neutral Site Games

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They've also got a quarterback with more than 3,700 yards and obviously Laquon Treadwell, who decided between these two schools back on signing day 2013 and currently has more than 2,300 yards in his career. We will have more stats, interviews and notes along with previews of Ole Miss in the coming weeks. Until those all come out, you should go and check out the Ole Miss SB Nation site, Red Cup Rebellion.