Check out the Georgia Southern vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Georgia Southern (4-4) vs. Ole Miss (3-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 12:00 pm
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
It’s been a disappointing season for both teams, but watch out – this could be one of the SEC’s most interesting, quirky games of the weekend.
Georgia Southern has lost four of the last five games, but it also hasn’t been at home all that much with four of the last five games and five of the last seven away, and now it’s back to the road again. But it doesn’t matter where the Eagles play if the run defense doesn’t get rolling.
The pieces are still there, and the talent is still in place, but the dangerous option ground attack got stuffed by Appalachian State last week – coming up with just 65 yards in the blowout loss – and it hasn’t put up the sick and twisted numbers of past years. Overall, the ground game numbers are okay, but the Eagles haven’t hit the 300-yard mark since mid-September. Last year, three bills were the norm.
But Ole Miss has allowed over 300 rushing yards in each of the last two games.
The Rebels weren’t even close against Leonard Fournette and LSU, and they were rolled by Auburn last week in double-digit losses. Now they’re on a three-game losing streak, and there’s absolutely no margin for error with road games at Texas A&M and Vanderbilt coming up before the Egg Bowl vs. Mississippi State. If the Rebels want to go bowling, they have to generate more pressure from the defensive front and get to the option before it gets started.
Getting behind the line is the one thing the Rebel defense has been able to do. It struggles against power, and it had a nightmare of a time with the quick-hits – combined with the pop – from the Auburn running game.
The Ole Miss passing attack will make up for some defensive issues, forcing Georgia Southern to try coming back with the passing game. That’s not going to work.
Georgia Southern vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Final Score: Ole Miss 41, Georgia Southern 17
Line: Ole Miss -27.5, o/u: 63
ATS Confidence: 5: Kluber – 1: Lackey … 3
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 2.5