Ole Miss vs Indiana: Outback Prediction, Game Preview

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Ole Miss vs Indiana: Outback Prediction, Game Preview

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Ole Miss vs Indiana: Outback Prediction, Game Preview


Why Ole Miss Will Win The Outback Bowl

The offense is really just that good. It might be without star WR Elijah Moore, but there are more parts to the fun puzzle that puts up points and yards in bunches. The Rebels were third in the nation in total offense and No. 1 in the SEC – yeah, even over Alabama and Florida – with a high-end efficient passing attack that relentlessly bombs away.

Matt Corral is second on the team in rushing with 469 yards, but he’s he’s at his best when he’s pushing the ball down the field, averaging close to 11 yards per pass with multiple touchdown passes in ever game but the loss to Auburn. He should have a massive game because …

It’s not like Indiana faced a ton of big-time passing teams, and it still had issues. The Hoosiers allowed over 200 yards to a Wisconsin team that didn’t have any receivers, and gave up over 200 to everyone but Rutgers. The secondary makes a whole lot of big plays – more on that in a moment – but it can get burned. Michigan – who had little to no consistent offense – put up 344 yards and two scores on the Hoosier D.

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Indiana has no running game. The Ole Miss run defense could use any break it can get, giving up an SEC-high 211 yards per game on the ground in a conference that wings the ball all over the place. Not everyone ran against this defensive front – Mississippi State didn’t do much of anything – but the Rebels give up over five yards per carry. IU will give it a try, but that’s not really how this offense works. However …

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