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Still plenty of spice to Arkansas-Ole Miss rivalry

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi coach Houston Nutt will face his former program Arkansas for the third time on Saturday, and despite the time that's passed since his tenure in Fayetteville, many hard feelings remain.

It's no secret many Arkansas fans still despise Nutt, who had an up & down 10 years with the Razorbacks. Nutt's emotions are still mixed after a dream job in his home state turned toxic.

Since coming to Ole Miss, Nutt has beaten Arkansas twice in a row - once in Fayetteville and once in Oxford.

But much more than revenge is at stake on Saturday.

Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2) is trying to take a big step toward becoming bowl-eligible for the third straight season. No. 21 Arkansas (4-2, 1-2) needs a win to right its once-promising season.

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