How to Watch
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Vanderbilt is the favorite at -3. The Over/Under is 70.5 according to OddsShark.com
This is not the prettiest matchup in the SEC this week. In fact, there are not a lot of glamour matchups this week. This one has implications for the Vanderbilt Commodores, who may be bowl eligible by the end of the year. The Ole Miss Rebels, of course, will end its season within the next few weeks, as they have a postseason ban.
Ole Miss comes in after three straight losses. Vanderbilt comes in having lost three of their last four, but in a much closer fashion. Vanderbilt is also playing at home for the first time in about five weeks.
This game should be (knock on wood) a shootout. Both Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are last in the SEC in yards allowed per game. Furthermore, with the likes of Jordan Ta’amu throwing to talented receivers A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge, expect Ole Miss to beat up an injured Vandy secondary.
Vandy’s Ke’Shawn Vaughn needs to keep his hot streak rolling. Vaughn is averaging a ridiculous 7.5 yards per carry, on top of huge games against Arkansas and two 60+ yards touchdown runs as well. Furthermore, A&M running back Trayveon Williams rushed for over 220 yards last week against the Rebels.
I’m not even going to mention the defense, as both last week allowed 30+ points last week. It sounds like gun slinging season to me.
With Vanderbilt on the birth of a bowl, can we see them pull of the victory at home, or will Ole Miss release the air raid?