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Grove Bowl 2005

Reb Coach Ed Orgeron

Some solid defensive play and early "jitters" by the Rebel offensive players on both sides of the ball, left the Red Team ahead 7-3 at the intermission. But in the second half, the offensive sparks began to fly and the Grove Bowl ended with the Boue Team on top 27-21 in Coach Ed Orgeron's first Red-Blue Game as the Ole Miss football coach.

For awhile, it appeared the defensive players on both sides of the ball were going to domiinate the annual Red-Blue Spring Football game in Oxford on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon before 24,722 fans eager for some Rebel football. The format of the game was relatively simple - the Red Team was composed of the second team offense and first team defense - based on spring practice performance...

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