Presbyterian Blue Hose (5-4) at Mississippi Rebels (7-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 8, 2014, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -45.5 -- Over/Under:
The Presbyterian Blue Hose and Ole Miss Rebels play Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose have won three of their last five games and are hanging around in the Big South standings. Offensively, Presbyterian relies heavily on its ground game that’s averaging 4.4 yards per carry and has rushed for 13 touchdowns. Demarcus Rouse leads the way with 538 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Blake Roberts has 344 yards and three touchdowns. Those two will have to carry the way if the Blue Hose hope to have any offensive success. Quarterback Heys McMath is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tobi Antigha leads the Blue Hose with 458 receiving yards Jeremiah McKie has 223 receiving yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Presbyterian Blue Hose are allowing 23.9 points, 386.6 yards and they’ve forced 18 sacks and 14 turnovers. Donelle Williams leads Presbyterian with 62 tackles and Khari Rosier has 9.5 tackles for loss.
The Ole Miss Rebels have lost back-to-back games and are pretty much out of playoff contention. To make matters worse, leading receiver Laquon Treadwell is out for the year with an ankle injury. Ole Miss is led by a defense that’s allowing 13.2 points, 327.4 yards, and has forced 25 turnovers and 18 sacks. Mike Hilton leads Ole Miss with 53 tackles and Marquis Haynes has 7.5 tackles for loss. Bo Wallace is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wallace has four total touchdowns and one pick in his last two games. Ole Miss has 25 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Vince Sanders and Cody Core will have to step it up on the outside with Treadwell gone, as they’ve combined for more than 900 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Ole Miss averages four yards per carry and Jaylen Walton leads the way with 398 yards and four touchdowns.
The Presbyterian Blue Hose lost by 12 to Coastal Carolina and 21 points to Liberty. Those games are nothing compared to what they'll face against an Ole Miss team that feels it was robbed last week and could easily be undefeated if it weren't for two epic losses. I don't love the insane chalk, but Ole Miss should cover as long as it keeps the foot on the gas for four quarters.