Liberty Bowl set to sell out for Ole Miss, Memphis game

The Liberty Bowl will be at capacity, but will the home field belong to Memphis or Ole Miss?
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Memphis is expected to sell out the Liberty Bowl in anticipation for the Ole Miss game this weekend. In fact, the school is removing the tarps in order to squeeze in as many spectators as possible Saturday. 

The rivalry game looks to be one of the better matchups in series history, not only because of the team’s records coming into the game — 5-1 Ole Miss and 5-0 Memphis — but because both teams are averaging over 45 points per game on the season. 

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the importance of winning this game for both fan bases Monday in his weekly press conference.

"It means a lot. They work together; they live together. A lot of friends on both sides, I’m sure," Freeze said. "It would give us bragging rights for the next 365 days or so until we play again. It means a lot to both fan bases, and I have a clear understanding of that."

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