Ole Miss Set to Open 2021 Season in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game vs. Louisville
The offseason is here, and there’s no doubt Rebel Nation is already counting down the days until football returns again in the fall. Luckily for eager Ole Miss fans, the Rebels will be a part of the headlining act as the 2021 college football season gets started with the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
The Rebels, who rank in the Top 25 in several early preseason polls, will face the Louisville Cardinals in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in a Monday evening showdown set for Sept. 6th, 2021.
Lane Kiffin and his ball club are one of four teams that will be a part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game series. Prior to the Ole Miss vs. Louisville contest Monday, fans can see the reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide take on the No. 18 Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, September 4.
With 3️⃣ top 25 teams and 4️⃣ Heisman hopefuls, we are looking forward to starting the 2021 season with a bang.@CanesFootball v @AlabamaFTBL @UofLFootball v @OleMissFB#CFAKickoff pic.twitter.com/Z2JlKbK0Mu
— Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (@CFAPeachBowl) January 15, 2021
Three of the four teams are ranked in the Sporting News’ way-too-early preseason Top 25: Alabama is ranked No. 1, Miami No. 18 and Ole Miss No. 21 in the outlet’s poll.
The Rebels will open the 2021 season coming off a 5-5 season. However, 2020 was far from dull as Kiffin’s team can boast four SEC victories, a record-setting offense that put up the most points on the National Champs (48), the nation’s 19th-best recruiting class and the school’s first bowl appearance in five seasons, a win over No. 7 Indiana.
You can be sure this September the Lane Train will be ready to rock and roll into high gear, beginning in Atlanta on September 6!
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.