Kentucky Football First Look: Ole Miss

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Kentucky football meets Ole Miss on Saturday in Oxford. Here is your first look at Ole Miss.

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Ole Miss Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Troy W 28-10 Home
09/10 Central Ark W 59-3 Home
09/17 GA Tech W 42-0 Away
09/24 Tulsa W 35-27 Home
10/01 Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Away
10/15 Auburn 8:00 pm Home
10/22 LSU 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Texas A&M 8:00 pm Away
11/12 Alabama 12:00 pm Home
11/19 Arkansas 12:00 pm Away
11/24 Miss State 7:00 pm Home

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Kentucky Ole Miss
Scoring Offense 31.2 41.0
Scoring Defense 13.0 10.0
Total Offense 377.8 488.0
Rushing Offense 81.5 280.8
Passing Offense 296.2 207.2
Team Passing Eff. 174.0 143.0
Total Defense 272.0 312.5
Rushing Defense 108.2 119.2
Pass Yards Allowed 163.8 193.2
Team Pass Eff. Def. 97.97 103.33
Turnover Margin -0.50 0.25

Ole Miss Injuries and Suspensions

[WR] Jaylon Robinson (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[K] Caden Costa (Suspension) – Out


Challenges for Kentucky

Ole Miss, first off, is a threat to block punts and kicks. They have four of those so far this season. Lane Kiffin has always had an explosive offense but this season he’s got a solid defense to go along with that offense. The Rebels are allowing just ten points a contest. The Rebel quarterback is Jaxson Dart. So far this season he’s 51 of 82 passes for 697 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. In Dart’s most recent outing against Tulsa he completed 13 of 24 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Malik Heath, a transfer from Mississippi State, has 13 receptions for 220 yards and three touchdowns. Ole Miss has a strong running game. Running backs Quinshon Judkins (429 yds, 5 TDs), and Zach Evans (365 yds, 4 TDs) along with Dart (201 yds, 4 TDs) are the Ole Miss rushing leaders. Defensively, Ole Miss has four different players that have made interceptions including Miles Battle, A.J. Finley, Dashoun Jerkins, and Isheem Young. Linebacker Troy Brown leads the Rebels in tackles averaging 7.2 a game. Brown has also broken up two passes.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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