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Ole Miss to wear same uniform combo from '88 Tuscaloosa win

Ole Miss is hoping a little bit of history is revisited this weekend -- just not recent history.

The Rebels have not had a lot of success in Tuscaloosa, Ala., historically, which is putting it nicely. Ole Miss won periodically in Oxford and at neutral sites, but is a whopping 25-1 at Alabama.

When the No. 15 Rebels (2-0) take on No. 2 Alabama (2-0) at 8:15 p.m. Saturday on ESPN, they'll do it wearing the same uniform combination as the 1988 squad that upset No. 12 Alabama 22-12. 

Kyle Campbell, Ole Miss assistant athletics director for media and public relations, later tweeted Ole Miss fans should expect two straight games with the powder blue helmets.

There's plenty of hype surrounding the game as Alabama looks to avenge last year's 23-17 loss in Oxford. The Rebels, meanwhile, are hoping that their 70-plus point performances in the first two games are no fluke.

Saturday will also be the first true test for Ole Miss' new quarterback, Chad Kelly.

Alabama QB Jake Coker is coming off of a 214-yard performance in Alabama's 37-10 win against Middle Tennessee State.

ESPN's College GameDay will kick off Saturday's festivities from Tuscaloosa.

Two years ago, the Rebels had some hype surrounding their trip to Tuscaloosa only to fall 25-0.

Last year's win in Oxford snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Tide.

If you have never seen the 1988 showdown, checkout the video below: 

To localize the 1988 game a bit, Ole Miss defensive back Stevon Moore is from Wiggins.

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