(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer It was just two weeks ago that Mississippi was a trendy pick to make some serious noise in the Southeastern Conference.
Consecutive road losses to No. 1 Alabama and Auburn have sent the Rebels (3-2, 1-2) crashing back to reality, and now No. 9 Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) comes to town on Saturday.
''A lot of us got a little complacent after that 3-0 run, but now I feel like everything happens for a reason,'' Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant said. ''We're in the spot where we need to be right now.''
Ole Miss should get a boost by returning home to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels played four of their first five games on the road, but have the next six at home.
Where they play may not matter unless Ole Miss can figure out a way to get into the end zone with more consistency. The Rebels had a streak of more than six quarters without a touchdown during the Alabama and Auburn losses.
Ole Miss is right in the ...