Tide schedule preview: Ole Miss

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The rundown

2012 overall record: 7-6

2012 SEC record: 3-5, fifth in the SEC West

Record all time against Alabama: 3-9-46

Last meeting: Sept. 29, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Starters returning

Offense: 8; Defense: 11; Kicker/punter: 0

Top returners

DE C.J. Johnson, WE Donte Moncrief, LB Denzel Nkemdiche, LB Mike Marry, CB Charles Sawyer, RB Jeff Scott, QB Bo Wallace

Key losses

OG A.J. Hawkins, ATH Randall Mackey, DT Gilbert Pena, K Bryson Rose

2012 statistical leaders (*returners)

Rushing: Jeff Scott* (846 yards)

Passing: Bo Wallace* (2,994 yards)

Receiving: Donte Moncrief* (979 yards)

Tackles: Denzel Nkemdiche* (82)

Sacks: C.J. Johnson* (6.5)

Interceptions: Dehendret Collins*, Senquez Golson*, Denzel Nkemdiche* (tied at 3)