While Freeze spent the off week recruiting and watching his daughters play volleyball, he also got an opportunity to reflect on the Rebels' season so far.
"During the open week you do a lot of self-scouting to see where you are," Freeze said. "There are a lot of great things we are doing. We are really balanced. I think a key stat on Saturday night in Fayetteville will be third downs. We've got to convert those and keep their offense off the field."
Ole Miss is currently ranked 52 in the FBS for third-down conversion percentage. The Rebels have only converted 25 out of 59 third down attempts. Arkansas is ranked 44 for third-down conversion percentage. The Razorbacks have converted 33 out of 76 third down attempts.
Freeze has seen more positives than negatives and feels his team is in a good spot heading into Saturday night's matchup against Arkansas.
"I think we have played some really good football at times," Freeze said. "We know that we are young and have some weaknesses on defense, especially that we have to continue to improve. I have seen improvement from the young kids there. Now, outside of four turnovers, I feel like we are a pretty good football team.”
I have seen improvement from the young kids there. Now, outside of four turnovers, I feel like we are a pretty good football team."
Arkansas hosts Ole Miss in Fayetteville on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT on ESPN.