Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Mississippi Rebels Music City Bowl Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/30/13
Mississippi Rebels (7-5) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-5)
College Football: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm (LP Field)
The Line: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +3 -- Over/Under: 57 See the Latest Odds
Mississippi and Georgia Tech play in the Music City Bowl on Monday.
Mississippi finished 7-5 overall and 3-5 in the SEC this season. The Rebels are 22-12, including wins in nine of their last 10 bowl games, and have split with the Yellow Jackets, winning the 1971 Peach Bowl and losing the 1953 Sugar Bowl. Ole Miss has shown a bit more balance on offense with QB Bo Wallace throwing for 3,090 yards and 17 touchdowns. Wallace completes 64.4 percent of his passes and has three receivers with impressive numbers, Donte Moncrief, 53 catches for 825 yards, Ja-Mes Logan, 44 catches for 583 yards, and Laquon Treadwell who has 67 catches for 557 yards. The Rebels have given up 196 yards or more on the ground five times this season and an average of 155.2 overall. All-SEC defensive back Cody Prewitt has six interceptions for Ole Miss, including one each in the last two games. Ole Miss does not have a standout runner, but put up 187.4 rushing yards per contest and the Rebels had 340 passing against Auburn in an eight-point loss on the road.
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Georgia Tech finished 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC during the regular season. Georgia Tech plays in a bowl game for the 17th straight season and is 23-18 overall after snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 21-7 victory over USC in last year’s Sun Bowl. The Yellow Jackets are fifth in the nation in rushing (311.7) with a variety of weapons. David Sims rushed for at least 100 yards in three of his last five contests to lead the team with 846 and 11 touchdowns while versatile Robert Godhigh had three 100-yard games running the ball and is the team’s leader in receiving yards. QB Vad Lee had four touchdown passes against a solid Duke defense in the second game and only six in the other 11 while completing only 47.2 percent of his passes. Georgia Tech DE Jeremiah Attaochu is tied for second in the country in sacks with 12. Attaochu has 31 career sacks to tie Greg Gathers, 1999-2002, for the school record.
Ole Miss has more talent on both sides of the ball, but they do have a lot of inexperience on the roster. Georgia Tech is an experienced group that loves to run the ball 90% of the time. If the Rebels can stop the triple option attack and force the Yellow Jackets into some miscues, they should be able to win this game. Ole Miss will find a way to put points on the board against a weak Georgia Tech secondary. I think Ole Miss wins by at least a touchdown in this one.