The 2008 Ole Miss football team rose from being winless in its conference to one of the top teams in the nation. Led by first-year Rebel Head Coach Houston Nutt and All-Americans Michael Oher and Peria Jerry, the Rebels took the college football world by storm, winning nine games including six in a row to end the year. The season provided a national coming out party for sophomore quarterback Jevan Snead and junior all-purpose threat Dexter McCluster, as they led a powerful offensive attack that produced 222 points over that six-game win streak. The season culminated with a trip to the 73rd annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, where the underdog Rebels overpowered the seventh-ranked and once beaten Texas Tech Red Raiders in one of the most surprising results of the bowl season. "One Heartbeat" served as the team slogan, and that unity is evident throughout this chronicle of the memorable 2008 campaign.