Mon Jul 16 10:19am EDT
OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss will begin the season with three home night games, including a nationally-televised bout with Texas, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday morning.
The Rebels will open the season -- and the Hugh Freeze era -- against Central Arkansas on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. That'll be a pay-per-view telecast. On Sept. 8, Ole Miss will host UTEP on Fox Sports Net at 6 p.m. And the best news of the day for Ole Miss fans, the Rebels' much-anticipated game with Texas on Sept. 15 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be an 8:15 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.
There's a good chance that date with the Longhorns will feature two 2-0 teams, Texas opens with home games against Wyoming and New Mexico. UTEP could be a tricky game for the Rebels, but it's highly winnable.
Ole Miss' visit to Tulane on Sept. 22 has already been announced as an 11 a.m. start on FSN.
Here are the SEC times and stations for the first three weeks from the SEC official site: