Ole Miss football looks to keep momentum rolling against Missouri on Saturday, after thrashing Vanderbilt 31-6 a week ago. The team sits at 3-3 on the year with six games left to play, and need to remain .500 for bowl eligibility.
The Rebels’ week seven foes are 4-1, with an embarrassing “work-out-the-kinks” loss to Wyoming in week one. The Tigers are no small task, but their dual-threat quarterback Kelly Bryant is dealing with a knee sprain that will force him to play in a brace. His true status is undisclosed, but either way, Bryant’s arm is a tough task for an Ole Miss secondary that has struggled against the deep ball all season.
Head coach Matt Luke and offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez face a quarterback question of their own, having to decision whether John Rhys Plumlee or Matt Corral will start, and if the two will each be used throughout. Regardless of who gets the nod, the Missouri defense sits second nationally in total defense and allows less than 230 yards per game. Moving the ball will be tough for the Rebels, but the speed of the offense has shown its ability to break off big plays.
For the Sharks to devour the Kitties, they must put together their best game of the year.
Line: Ole Miss +12
How to watch:
Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, Miss.
When: 6 p.m. CST
Online streaming: WatchESPN