At first glance, Saturday’s no-conference meeting between No. 16 Ole Miss and independent Liberty may not seem like a must-see TV. Fortunately, Sporting News is here to set the record straight.
The Rebels and Flames bout offers several captivating storylines, not least the quarterback battle between Ole Miss’s Matt Corral and Liberty’s Malik Willis. The Rebels’ gunslinger remains a firm favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in 2021, throwing 2,202 yards and 15 touchdowns at two interceptions and adding 538 running yards and 10 more scores.
Willis, meanwhile, has 1,986 yards passed and 21 touchdowns on six interceptions. Like Corral, Willis is also a talented runner, running for 697 yards and nine touchdowns.
This will also be Liberty manager Hugh Freeze’s first return to Oxford since his own resignation before the 2017 season. Freeze – who had beaten Alabama Nick Saban in both 2014 and ’15 – left the program after it was discovered he called an escort service on a university-issued phone. He has since enjoyed a resurgence at Liberty, taking the Flames to records of 8-5, 10-1 and 7-2 in 2019, ’20 and ’21 respectively.
It’s also worth watching how Ole Miss responds to an emotionally draining loss to Auburn, a match in which manager Lane Kiffin’s aggressive play calls three times resulted in turnovers on downs in Auburn’s red zone. The Rebels are almost certainly out of the game for the SEC West championship, but how they stand up for this match will go a long way in how this team ends the season.
Sporting News has everything you need to tune in and watch:
On which channel is Ole Miss vs. Liberty on today?
- TV channel (national): SEC network
- Live broadcast: ESPN app, fuboTV
The meeting between Ole Miss and Liberty will be broadcast nationally on the SEC Network. You can also stream the game live on the ESPN app or with fuboTV, which offers a seven day free trial.
Start time Ole Miss vs. Auburn
- Date: Saturday 6 November
- Kick off: noon ET
Ole Miss vs. Auburn will kick off at 3:30 PM ET from the Jordan-Hare stadium in Auburn, Ala.
Ole Miss 2021 program
|v Louisville (Atlanta)||September 6||Ole Miss 43, Louisville 24|
|against Austin Peay||Sept. 11||Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 17|
|against Tulane||September 18th||Ole Miss 61, Tulane 21|
|Hello||September 25||N / A|
|at no. 1 Alabama||October 2||Alabama 42, Ole Miss 21|
|against n. 13 Arkansas||October 9||Ole Miss 52, Arkansas 51|
|in Tennessee||October 16||Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26|
|against LSU||October 23||Ole Miss 31, LSU 17|
|at no. 18 coppery||October 30||Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20|
|against freedom||November 6||to be defined|
|against n. 14 Texas A&M||November 13||to be defined|
|against Vanderbilt||November 20||to be defined|
|at no. 17 State of Mississippi||November 25||to be defined|
Liberty 2021 timetable
|against Campbell||September 4th||Liberty 48, Campbell 7|
|in Troy||Sept. 11||Freedom 21, Troy 13|
|against the Old Domain||September 18th||Liberty 45, Old Domain 17|
|in Syracuse||September 24||Syracuse 24, Freedom 21|
|at UAB||October 2||Freedom 36, UAB 12|
|against Middle Tennessee||October 9||Liberty 41, Central Tennessee 13|
|in Louisiana-Monroe||October 16||Louisiana Monroe 31, Liberty 28|
|north of Texas||October 23||Liberty 35, North Texas 26|
|against UMass||October 30||Freedom 62, Umass 17|
|at no. 16 old ladies||November 6||to be defined|
|Hello||November 13||N / A|
|against Louisiana||November 20||to be defined|
|against the army||November 27||to be defined|