Kentucky vs. Ole Miss Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Kentucky vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Kentucky (6-2) vs. Ole Miss (3-5) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 4th
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
Network: SEC Network
Of course, it would be nice to be deeper in the SEC title hunt, and the blowout loss to Mississippi State a few weeks ago was a problem, but the Wildcats are 6-2 and going bowling. With Georgia and Louisville still to play, getting that extra game wasn’t necessarily a rock-solid lock, especially with a recent history of gagging down the stretch.
But with a thrilling late win over Tennessee, UK is still a factor.
And yes, it’s still in the SEC title chase.
If the Wildcats win out, and if Georgia loses to, say, Auburn, they’re in the SEC Championship. But for now, just beating Ole Miss would be nice.
The Rebels keep on slogging through their redshirt season, but the idea of playing spoiler isn’t fun. Coming off a painful loss to Arkansas, they’ve lost five of their last six games.
Beating Kentucky on the road, though, would show a good fight and keep the potential of a six-win season alive.
One Reason Why Kentucky Will Win
One Florida game aside, the Wildcats seem to have a knack for coming through in the clutch.
The Wildcats have an okay defense, and they don’t have the firepower to keep up if Ole Miss start bombing away from the start, but from the late score against the Vols, to the tight battles against Missouri, Eastern Michigan, and Southern Miss, they’re used to dealing with the stress and drama of games that can go either way.
There’s a reason for that.
Kentucky’s special teams have been solid, the punt return game is the best in the country, the turnover margin isn’t all that bad, and the run defense has been good enough to force most offenses to press a bit.
UK does just enough right to be in a position to pull out tight games.
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
Close game, schmose game. Time to bomb away.
The loss of QB Shea Patterson hurt, but Jordan Ta’amu showed last week that he’s able to get the offense going, too.
Against the Hogs, he threw for 368 yards and ran for 76 more with two scores on the ground. And now it’s time to crank it up even more.
Tennessee isn’t exactly a point-a-minute type of team – the offense went weeks without a touchdown – but Jarrett Guarantano last week looked like Drew Brees hitting 18-of-23 passes for 242 yards. Ta’amu will bomb away for 300 yards without a problem.
Kentucky needs to keep the score down and has to control the game. If Ta’amu can come up with a few early scores – the Rebels scored 21 in the first half against Arkansas – UK will be in big trouble.
What’s Going To Happen
Ole Miss has more offensive pop and explosion, but Kentucky has a way of keeping control of games.
That’s about to change this week.
Kentucky was about to beat South Carolina, but it’s had a whole slew of problems putting away bad teams.
Ole Miss’s losses have come to LSU, Auburn, and Alabama. There might be losses to Cal and Arkansas in there, but this is the week when the Rebel passing game takes over.
Kentucky vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Ole Miss 30, Kentucky 27
Kentucky -3.5, o/u: 63.5
1: Anything Fun or Bite Size … 2
Must See Rating
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