Austin Peay Governors (1-0) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (1-0)
September 11, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels -33.5 / Austin Peay Governors + 33.5; Over/Under: 60.5
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The Ole Miss Rebels meet the Austin Peay Governors Saturday in week 2 college football action at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Austin Peay Governors look for another win after beating Chattanooga in their season opener. The Ole Miss Rebels look for another victory after beating Louisville in their first game.
The Austin Peay Governors have won five of their last six games overall. Draylen Ellis is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 325 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Bank Harley and Drae McCray have combined for 224 receiving yards and two touchdowns while D.J. Render has five receptions. The Austin Peay Governors ground game is averaging 127 yards per contest, and Ahmaad Tanner leads the way with 103 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 20 points and 228 yards per game. Kordell Jackson leads the Austin Peay Governors with eight tackles, Koby Perry has one sack and Jonathan Edwards has two interceptions.
The Ole Miss Rebels look for their first 2-0 start since the 2018 CFB season. Matt Corral is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 381 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Dontario Drummond and Jonathan Mingo have combined for 232 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jerrion Ealy has three receptions. The Ole Miss Rebels ground game is averaging 188 yards per contest, and Snoop Conner leads the way with 60 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 24 points and 355 yards per game. Otis Reese leads the Ole Miss Rebels with eight tackles, Sam Williams has one sack and Deantre Prince has one interception.
The Austin Peay Governors aren’t exactly a pushover, but they lack the offensive firepower to hang in this contest. The Ole Miss Rebels are also an explosive offensive team led by Lane Kiffin that isn’t afford to light up the scoreboard. Kiffin is the sort of coach who pours it on and has actually mentioned the spread a few times in the past. Ole Miss is a club that should cover numbers under its coaching staff. I’ll lay the chalk with Ole Miss.