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Allstate Sugar Bowl - Mississippi Rebels vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - 1/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2) at Mississippi Rebels (9-3)
Date & Time Friday January 1, 2016, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -7 -- Over/Under: 68.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the Ole Miss Rebels in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The Ole Miss Rebels were 9-3 this season and finished 2nd in the SEC West Division standings. The Ole Miss offense is averaging 40.2 points per game with 333.7 passing yards per game and 181.1 rushing yards per game. Chad Kelly is the Ole Miss quarterback who is completing 65.2% of his passes for 3740 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Kelly also has 427 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns for the Rebels. Jaylen Walton has 690 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns for Ole Miss. Laquon Treadwell has 1082 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Quincy Adeboyejo has 581 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns for Ole Miss. The Ole Miss defense is giving up 22.8 points per game with 255.1 passing yards per game and 132.4 rushing yards per game. DeMarquis Gates has 71 tackles, Marquis Haynes 9.5 sacks, and Trae Elston has 4 interceptions for Ole Miss. Ole Miss is even in turnover margin this season.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys were 10-2 this season and finished 2nd in the Big 12 standings. The Oklahoma State offense is averaging 41.2 points per game with 357.3 passing yards per game and 132.2 rushing yards per game. Mason Rudolph is completing 62.6% of his passes for 3591 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Chris Carson has 504 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns for Oklahoma State. J.W. Walsh has 285 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cowboys. James Washington has 1077 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while David Glidden has 807 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns for Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State defense is giving up 29 points per game with 244.3 passing yards per game and 185.3 rushing yards per game. Jordan Sterns has 103 tackles, Emmanuel Ogbah has 13 sacks, and Chad Whitener has 2 interceptions for Okie State. Oklahoma State is +13 in turnover margin this season.

Oklahoma State ended the season on a two game losing streak as their defense really let them down at times this season. Oklahoma State’s offense is one of the better offenses in the nation, but their defense really struggles. If Oklahoma State wants to win this game, they will have to really tighten up their defense. Ole Miss ended the season on a two game winning streak. Ole Miss was much better on defense than Oklahoma State this season. Chad Kelly will have a big day against the Oklahoma State defense and I expect this game to be a shoot out. I am picking Ole Miss because they have the better defense.

Pick:
Ole Miss Rebels -7

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