Ole Miss, Georgia Tech reunite in Music City Bowl - WKRN News 2

Ole Miss, Georgia Tech reunite in Music City Bowl

Monday's Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl pits the Ole Miss Rebels against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Despite sharing a conference for nearly 30 years, Monday marks just the third meeting ever between the two programs.

Ole Miss and Georgia Tech were both founding members of the Southeastern Conference in 1932. The Yellow Jackets stayed in the SEC until 1964 when they became an independent team. They later joined the ACC where they remain today.

The rebels hold a 2-1 record in the series including a win in the most recent meeting between the two teams on December 30, 1971.

Both the Rebels and Yellow Jackets bring a 7-5 regular season record into Monday's game.

"It's a great challenge but that's why you want to play in these games, to play a great team from a great conference," Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze says of his opponent. "Hopefully we can rise to the occasion and be a very competative football game."

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson echos his counterpart. "They are a very talented football team, very well coached," Johnson says of the Rebels. "It will be a huge challenge for us."

The 16th annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl kicks off at 2:15 p.m. on Monday at LP Field.
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