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Ole Miss vs. Missouri Football Prediction and Preview

Ole Miss vs. Missouri Football Prediction and Preview

Ole Miss vs. Missouri Prediction and Preview

Both Ole Miss and Missouri are coming off stellar defensive efforts last week in their respective wins over Vanderbilt and Troy. The Rebels (3-3, 2-1 SEC) got out to a quick start with a 10-0 lead in the first quarter while holding the Commodores to just 20 yards in the frame. They would cruise from there to a 31-6 pasting which included stacking up 512 total yards along the way.

The Tigers (4-1, 1-0) faced the overmatched Trojans and came away with a breezy 42-10 win. The Trojans gained 75 yards on their first 12-play possession, but the Tigers held them to just 136 yards on their next 54 plays. But the big news coming out of that game was injuries to QB Kelly Bryant and LB Cale Garrett. Bryant sustained a sprained left knee and left the game but all indications are that he will be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. Garrett appears to be gone for the season.

Ole Miss at Missouri

Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN2

Spread: Missouri -12

When Ole Miss Has the Ball

The new playmakers. Head coach Matt Luke and offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez made the switch from Matt Corral to John Rhys Plumlee at the quarterback position, and so far it's getting rave reviews. Like the Energizer Bunny, Plumlee threw for 99 yards and ran for 165, including runs of 54, 33 and 30 on keepers. Fellow freshmen Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner ripped off 78- and 84-yard runs as part of a 413-yard day on the ground. The skating won't be so easy this week but look for the Rebels to try to establish the run once again and get Plumlee going early.