Florida Gators: Top Five Must-See Games for 2015

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Nov 29, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze leads the Mississippi Rebels onto the field before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

4. Ole Miss vs. Florida

This is not a rivalry, but 2015 may be the season where it blows up into one.

In order to set the scene we have to go back a bit, back to when Urban Meyer was still coaching at Florida. It’s September 27, 2008, and number-four ranked Florida loses by a point to Ole Miss at home in front of 90,000 people. Gator Nation is shocked and outraged.

During the press conference after the game, Tim Tebow steps up to the podium and delivers an apology that goes on to become so revered, so often quoted, and so famous that his words are made into a plaque that now hangs on campus. Florida finishes the rest of the season undefeated and wins the National Championship.

Related: How would college football look if Urban Meyer never left Florida?

That day in September was the last time Florida and Ole Miss played each other. That means the last time the Gators and the Rebels met face to face, the Rebels not only beat the Gators but completely ruined what otherwise would have been an undefeated season, a season that perhaps could have gone down in history as one of the greatest in college football history. Instead, the Rebels forced Tim Tebow to have to try that feat again in 2009, and we all know how well that went.

But what do Ole Miss fans have to be angry about? Ole Miss is a SEC team on the rise. Even though the media predicts them to finish fifth in the SEC West, others are projecting another solid eight or nine win season. What if 2015 is the season that Ole Miss follows through, clicks into place, and marches once again to the top of the nation?

Wouldn’t it be just horrible if Florida knocked Ole Miss down right when the Rebels were getting ready to take off?

With all this drama at stake, you simply can’t afford to miss this game.

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