As a member of the SEC, Ole Miss football enjoys a strong following in the state of Mississippi. Legal betting on Rebels’ games is also a very popular activity in land-based Mississippi casinos every Saturday during the football season.
Mississippi Rebels Team Overview
Ole Miss football offers a long tradition of excellence that dates back to 1902. Playing as an Independent program, the Rebels joined the Southern Conference in 1922. Other teams in that conference at that time included Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.
The Southeastern Conference or SEC began play in 1933 with Ole Miss as a charter member. The Rebels went to the Orange Bowl two years later with a 9-3 record in 1935.
John Vaught became Mississippi head coach in 1947 and he guided the team for the next 24 seasons until 1970. His greatest accomplishment was a college football national championship in 1960 with the team going 10-0-1.
More recently, the Rebels have finished in the final national rankings 10 times since 1990. Past head coaches during this timeframe include Tommy Tuberville, Hugh Freeze and most recently Lane Kiffin.
In his second season as head coach, Kiffin led the Rebels to a 10-3 record in 2021. Ole Miss was ranked No. 11 in the final Associated Press Top 25. The team went to the 2022 Sugar Bowl but lost to the Baylor Bears.
One of the most famous Ole Miss players of all time was quarterback Archie Manning. He played for the Rebels from 1968 to 1970. His son Eli continued the Manning tradition at Ole Miss as the team’s quarterback from 2000 to 2003.
Playing in the SEC, Ole Miss has developed a number of heated rivalries over the years. The Mississippi State Bulldogs would top that list as in-state foes. Yet, you could also add Alabama, LSU, Arkansas and Auburn as other members of the SEC West Division.
Betting on Ole Miss against any of these teams has become popular in recent years. If the Rebels were listed as 10-point road underdogs against Alabama, they would have to win that game straight-up or lose by nine or fewer points to cover the point spread on that wager.
Betting on the Mississippi Rebels in Mississippi
Mississippi was one of the first states outside of Nevada to offer legal sports betting in 2018. Tied to the in-state network of land-based casinos, most of these gaming venues offer legal betting through retail sportsbooks. If you do find yourself in a state with legal online sports betting, try BetMGM!
Legal online sports betting on Ole Miss Rebels football is limited to mobile apps that can only be accessed on casino properties. Online betting does not extend past their property lines. Betting on sports through online apps remains illegal in Mississippi.