The Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers have been putting up yards and points in bunches. Each has scored over 40 points per game this year and each averages over 6 YPP and over 470 yards per game. The Rebel defense has been hauntingly bad at times, while the Vols haven’t had too much issue in stopping the ball. This provides an interesting mix for a primetime showdown in Knoxville.
How to watch Ole Miss vs. Tennessee
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: SEC Network
Watch Online: ESPN App
(via DraftKings Sportsbook)
Spread: Ole Miss -2.5 | Tennessee +2.5
Moneyline: Ole Miss -140 | Tennessee +120
The total is obviously projecting a high-scoring affair. It’s totally fair to suggest that that’s going to happen in this game. These two teams have put up bunches in games this year and the Rebels in particular haven’t shown an ability to really stop anybody. This is a team that just gave up 51 points to Arkansas last week in a 52-51 win. The Rebel defense has been porous all season long, and you should probably expect that to continue on Saturday.
Tennessee’s offense has been really solid this year. First-year head coach Josh Heupel seems to be paying dividends already in terms of the point production for this squad. The run game has been very good as they’ve averaged 252.8 YPG on the ground and 5.2 YPC. Ole Miss has allowed nearly 200 yards per game on the ground, so Tennessee might find it wise to attack them there. I mean, to be fair they could attack them from just about anywhere and find some success. But that area, in particular, may be keyed in on.
This one could legitimately go either way. As much as I rag on Ole Miss’ defense, their offense is just that electric. Matt Corral has been awesome and the variety of playmakers he has on offense makes this offense elite in every way. Tennessee will be tested like Arkansas last week to see if they can keep up. Since Ole Miss’ defense is what it is, I think that does happen here. This one will be a barrel of fun.