The rain will make for a bit of a sloppy tailgate, but No. 17 Ole Miss and Tulane should have relatively decent weather for tonight’s kickoff.
The Green Wave (1-1) have some Rebel fans a little nervous as they nearly shocked No. 3 Oklahoma in week one. As the first Busch Light hits my lips, I can’t help but begin to brim with confidence as the anxiety melts away.
Quarterback Matt Corral is doing his damned best to really generate Heisman trophy buzz early in the season, and the Landshark defense seems to be in the best shape in several years. This team has all the potential to be pretty special, and I think head coach Lane Kiffin knows it as well - all the more reason the players will not be primed for a let down game.
Tulane’s defense doesn’t seem to be world beaters as the Green Wave allowed Oklahoma to put up 40 points but forced a couple turnovers in the process. Corral et al have to have ball security against Tulane and keep its collective foot on the gas offensively for this game to go as expected.
Yeah, it’s ok to expect a dang win - welcome to big boy, top 25 football again. It feels really good to be back in these ranks.
But the game still has to be played, and Tulane won’t be one bit scared coming into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. If you’re contemplating being in Oxford today, pack up your stuff, get a dadgum ticket and come make some noise.
Oh, and don’t forget some bales of hay if you’re tailgating.
Line: Ole Miss -14
How to watch
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
When: 7pm CDT
Online streaming: WatchESPN