Ole Miss vs. Georgia Southern - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Georgia Southern Eagles (4-4) at Ole Miss Rebels (3-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels -20.5 -- Over/Under:
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Georgia Southern Eagles face off on Saturday in week 10 college football action.
It has been a disappointing season for the Ole Miss Rebels as they sit at 3-5 and losers of their last 3 games. The Ole Miss offense is averaging 36 points and 469.4 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 13 times. Rebels QB Chad Kelly has completed 62 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions and he has rushed for 309 yards and 3 touchdowns. Akeem Judd is Mississippi’s top rusher with 417 yards and 4 touchdowns and Evan Engram has 49 catches and 6 touchdowns. The Ole Miss defense is allowing 32.5 points and 470 yards per game with 6 interceptions, 6 fumble recoveries, and 15 sacks. DeMarquis Gates is the Rebels top tackler with 53 tackles including 4 sacks, Zedrick Woods has 48 tackles, and Marquis Haynes has 5 sacks. The Ole Miss defense just hasn’t been good enough and the running game hasn’t gotten it done and that has meant a season where National Championship hopes have turned into clinging to their bowl game chances.
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 4-4 this season and they have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The Georgia Southern offense is averaging 26.8 points and 386.9 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 14 times. Eagles QB Kevin Ellison has completed 64.8 percent of his passes with 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and he has rushed for 408 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wesley Fields is Georgia Southern’s top ground gainer with 423 yards and 3 touchdowns and BJ Johnson III is the top receiver with 23 catches and a touchdown. The Ga. Southern defense is allowing 24.3 points and 387.6 yards per game with 8 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, and 9 sacks. Ironhead Gallon leads the Eagles defense with 71 tackles, Ukeme Ellgwe has 58 tackles, and Joshua Moon has 37 tackles. Georgia Southern is having a tough time of it this week and they just don’t seem to have the talent to compete in this spot.
Ole Miss is 4-1 against the spread against the Sun Belt, 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games, and 26-10-1 against the spread in their last 37 non-conference games. Georgia Southern is 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 road games, 4-0 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
This is one of the biggest mismatches on the board and I can see the Rebels taking out a lot of frustration. Georgia Southern I just too one dimensional to even stand a chance here and look for Ole Miss to roll.