Ole Miss vs. Southern Illinois fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
Network: SEC Network
Ole Miss (1-0) vs. Southern Illinois (1-0) Game Preview
One Reason Why Southern Illinois Will Win
And here comes the Saluki running game.
SIU might not have the killer defense to hold the Ole Miss offense in check, but it’s got the running game to control the clock and keep Rebel attack off the field.
DJ Davis company combined for 295 yards and two scores in the 49-10 win over Murray State, and they were mostly of the grinding variety.
Texas Tech had some success on the ground, averaging over four yards per carry, but that didn’t get the job done in a shootout. The Red Raiders held on to the ball for well over 36 minutes, and now SIU should match that.
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
Southern Illinois will score, and it’ll run well, and it won’t matter.
The Ole Miss offensive machine will keep on rolling.
Jordan Ta’amu was terrific from the start against the Red Raiders, finishing with 336 yards and two scores. The passing game is terrific, the receiving corps is special, and now. there’s even more of a ground game to get excited about.
If Scottie Phillips can keep up the production – he ran 16 times for 204 yards and two scores – to balance out the O just a little bit, this will be over fast.
Just like the Texas Tech game.
What’s Going To Happen
The Rebel offense will be terrific at home, but it’ll have to be explosive again. SIU is good enough to make this more of a battle than Texas Tech provided in the first quarter, but Ole Miss will pull away midway through the second half.
Expect this to be a wee bit of a battle.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Ole Miss 48, Southern Illinois 26
Line: No Line
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