Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Fearless Prediction, Game Preview


Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt fearless prediction and game preview.

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Broadcast

Date: Saturday, October 5
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
Network: SEC Network

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Ole Miss (2-3) vs. Vanderbilt (1-3) Game Preview

Why Ole Miss Will Win

The Vanderbilt offense is only sort of working. It’s not scoring enough when it matters.

The Commodores are miserable on third down conversions, they’re not able to generate enough third downs, and they’re not scoring enough overall. They’re okay at being able to crank up the numbers and drives after opponents get up, but to hanging around early on has been a problem – at least against the better teams.

The team’s biggest problem? The secondary is getting destroyed. Allowing well over 900 combined yards against Purdue and LSU, but Northern Illinois was able to throw for 280 yards last week.

The Ole Miss defense hasn’t been a rock, but it’s able to get into the backfield. The Vandy offensive line has had a nasty time so far, and that should be just enough. The Rebels need to come up with a few third down stops, and let the offense do its thing. However …

Why Vanderbilt Will Win

Really, what’s the deal with the Ole Miss quarterback situation?

Matt Corral missed last week’s game against Alabama with bruised ribs, and fellow freshman John Rhys Plumlee got in enough work to get his feet wet. It wasn’t pretty throwing the ball against the Tide D, but he’s a baller who ran for 109 yards last week and hit all seven of his passes against Cal.

Meanwhile, the Commodore star skill guys are starting to produce. RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn hit the 130-yard mark in each of the last two games – including a 130-yard, two-score day against LSU – and WR Kalija Lipscomb is doing more after getting shut down in the opener against Georgia.

The spotlight, though, will be on QB Riley Neal, who only has four touchdown passes so far, but should go off against a Rebel secondary that’s allowed 300 yards or more in each of its last four games. Even Cal and Arkansas were able to fire away at will, so …

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What’s Going To Happen

Get ready for a shockingly fun game.

Both offenses should throw and throw some more, neither defense will come up with enough big stops to take over, and it should come down to a late big play or two.

Vanderbilt has the better skill parts, and it’ll win the turnover battle with fourth quarter takeaway being the difference.

Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Prediction, Line

Vanderbilt 37, Ole Miss 34
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2019 Ole Miss Football Schedule

2019 Record: 2-3
2019 Preseason Prediction: 
2019 Preseason SEC Prediction: 2-6
2018 Record: 5-7

Aug. 31 at Memphis L 15-10
Sept. 7 Arkansas W 31-17
Sept. 14 SE Louisiana W 40-29
Sept. 21 California 28-20
Sept. 28 at Alabama 59-31
Oct. 5 Vanderbilt W
Oct. 12 at Missouri L
Oct. 19 Texas A&M L
Nov. 2 at Auburn L
Nov. 9 New Mexico State W
Nov. 16 LSU L
Nov. 28 at Mississippi State L

2019 Vanderbilt Football Schedule

2019 Record: 1-3
2019 Preseason Prediction: 
2019 Preseason SEC Prediction: 1-7
2018 Record: 6-7

Aug. 31 Georgia L 30-6
Sept. 7 at Purdue L 42-24
Sept. 14 OPEN DATE
Sept. 21 LSU 66-38
Sept. 28 Northern Illinois W 24-18
Oct. 5 at Ole Miss L
Oct. 12 UNLV W
Oct. 19 Missouri L
Nov. 2 at South Carolina L
Nov. 9 at Florida L
Nov. 16 Kentucky W
Nov. 23 East Tennessee State W
Nov. 30 at Tennessee L

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