Last week sucked. No way around it.
Ole Miss (1-4) lost yet another game in the fourth quarter that was quite winnable AND suffered at the hands of the officials in a big-time missed call on a muffed kickoff. Alas, the beat goes on and the Rebels are off to Nashville to take on the miserable Vanderbilt Commodores (0-3).
Derek Mason’s team hasn’t played in three weeks due to a lack of scholarship players because of a brief COVID-19 outbreak. But, even when they’ve played, it’s been a disaster. They’ve scored 26 total points in those three games, have barely passed for 400 yards, haven’t come close to sniffing 200 yards rushing yet, and have thrown more interceptions (4) than touchdowns (3).
Sure, they’re starting a true freshman at quarterback and they lost most of their playmakers from a year ago, but this team is just atrocious. This one shouldn’t be close and it needs to be a get right game for Lane Kiffin and co. before the bye week. Every single game sans Texas A&M is very winnable from here on out and it’s time for a dominating, never in doubt win, before you get two weeks to prepare for Will Muschamp and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Matt Corral is poised for a big game against a measly secondary and the two-headed rushing attack monster of Snoop Conner and Jerrion Ealy should have a field day on West End. The Rebels average 521 yards a game to the Dores’ 256.7, this one should be over rather quickly.
Enjoy the hot chicken (go to Bolton’s, Hattie B’s is overrated) and stay safe out there.
We got a second half of the season to shock people!
Line: Ole Miss -17
How to watch
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
When: 3pm CDT
TV: SEC Network, DTV:611
Online streaming: WatchESPN