SEC Football Preview: Ole Miss at Georgia

Georgia-Ole Miss football game preview and prediction

Ole Miss faces Georgia on Saturday in Athens. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Ole Miss

2-Sep vs. Mercer W 73 – 7
9-Sep at Tulane W 37 – 20
16-Sep vs. Georgia Tech W 48 – 23
23-Sep at Alabama L 10 – 24
30-Sep vs. LSU L 49 – 55
7-Oct vs. Arkansas W 27 – 20
21-Oct at Auburn W 28 – 21
28-Oct vs. Vanderbilt W 33 – 7
4-Nov vs. Texas A&M W 38 – 35
11-Nov at Georgia
18-Nov vs. Louisiana-Monroe
23-Nov at Mississippi State

Georgia

2-Sep vs. UT Martin W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Ball State W 45 – 3
16-Sep vs. South Carolina W 24 – 14
23-Sep vs. UAB W 49 – 21
30-Sep at Auburn W 27 – 20
7-Oct vs. Kentucky W 51 – 13
14-Oct at Vanderbilt W 37 – 20
28-Oct vs. Florida* W 43 – 20
4-Nov vs. Missouri W 30 – 21
11-Nov vs. Ole Miss
18-Nov at Tennessee
25-Nov at Georgia Tech

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Ole Miss Georgia
ESPN FPI 13 6
Sagarin 15 6
Massey Composite 10 9
PiRate Ratings 14 3

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Ole Miss
4
96
2
9
0.552
0.363
3rd Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Georgia
Ole Miss
3
78
1
10
0.265
0.398
4th Down Conversion Pct Georgia
Ole Miss
2
15
1
2
0.857
0.708
4th Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Ole Miss
Georgia
55
92
7
11
0.455
0.562
Blocked Kicks Ole Miss
Georgia
13
46
3
9
2
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Georgia
Ole Miss
1
118
1
12
0
3
Blocked Punts Georgia 14 2 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Georgia
Ole Miss
1
82
1
11
0
1
Completion Percentage Georgia
Ole Miss
7
30
2
7
0.714
0.652
Defensive TDs Georgia
Ole Miss
46
46
7
7
1
1
Fewest Penalties Georgia
Ole Miss
11
117
1
12
39
66
Fewest Penalties Per Game Georgia
Ole Miss
11
118
1
12
4.33
7.33
Fewest Penalty Yards Georgia
Ole Miss
16
108
1
13
360
563
Fewest Penalty
Yards Per Game
Georgia
Ole Miss
15
111
1
13
40.00
62.56
First Downs Defense Georgia
Ole Miss
8
81
1
11
140
184
First Downs Offense Georgia
Ole Miss
5
24
2
3
232
208
Fumbles Lost Ole Miss
Georgia
2
39
1
7
1
4
Fumbles Recovered Ole Miss
Georgia
73
126
2
13
4
1
Kickoff Return Defense Ole Miss
Georgia
18
24
3
4
16.11
16.81
Kickoff Returns Georgia
Ole Miss
15
106
2
13
24.74
17.60
Net Punting Georgia
Ole Miss
15
99
4
13
41.91
36.60
Passes Had Intercepted Georgia
Ole Miss
20
20
4
4
5
5
Passes Intercepted Ole Miss
Georgia
19
19
3
3
10
10
Passing Offense Georgia
Ole Miss
6
14
2
3
325.3
297.7
Passing Yards Allowed Georgia
Ole Miss
19
63
1
8
182.2
228.4
Passing Yards
per Completion
Ole Miss
Georgia
4
42
2
7
15.40
12.73
Punt Return Defense Georgia
Ole Miss
4
100
1
12
0.00
10.70
Punt Returns Georgia
Ole Miss
33
49
6
11
11.35
9.82
Red Zone Defense Ole Miss
Georgia
81
114
7
11
0.857
0.900
Red Zone Offense Georgia
Ole Miss
18
52
5
8
0.922
0.870
Rushing Defense Georgia
Ole Miss
15
53
3
9
100.3
137.2
Rushing Offense Ole Miss
Georgia
34
46
4
5
181.2
167.7
Sacks Allowed Georgia
Ole Miss
11
75
1
7
1.00
2.22
Scoring Defense Georgia
Ole Miss
6
41
1
6
15.4
22.2
Scoring Offense Georgia
Ole Miss
10
14
2
3
39.3
38.8
Tackles for Loss Allowed Georgia
Ole Miss
19
108
2
12
4.33
7.00
Team Passing Efficiency Ole Miss
Georgia
9
10
2
3
167.95
163.15
Team Passing
Efficiency Defense
Georgia
Ole Miss
8
57
1
5
107.69
129.72
Team Sacks Ole Miss
Georgia
5
68
2
10
3.44
2.11
Team Tackles for Loss Ole Miss
Georgia
13
87
3
11
7.3
5.2
Time of Possession Georgia
Ole Miss
6
123
1
13
33:41
26:40
Total Defense Georgia
Ole Miss
11
60
1
11
282.6
365.7
Total Offense Georgia
Ole Miss
6
12
2
3
493.0
478.9
Turnover Margin Ole Miss
Georgia
10
44
1
6
0.89
0.22
Turnovers Gained Ole Miss
Georgia
42
86
2
7
14
11
Turnovers Lost Ole Miss
Georgia
5
25
1
7
6
9
Winning Percentage Georgia
Ole Miss
1
7
1
2
1.000
0.889

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ole Miss

QB Jaxson Dart, RB Quinshon Judkins, WR Zakhari Franklin, TE Caden Prieskcorn, OL Jeremy James, OL Micah Pettus, DT JJ Pegues, LB Khari Coleman, DB Ladarius Tennison, K Caden Costa.

Georgia

QB Carson Beck, RB Kendall Milton, WR Ladd McConkey, TE Brock Bowers, OL Sedrick Van Pran, OL Tate Ratledge, OL Xavier Truss, DE Mykel Williams, DT Nazir Stackhouse, LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB Smael Mondon, LB Tykee Smith, CB Daylen Everette, S Javon Bullard, S Malaki Starks.

INJURIES

Ole Miss


Player POS Status
Z. Franklin WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Q. Davis WR Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Georgia


Player POS Status
X. Sorey Jr. LB Ques Sat – Personal
J. Dumas-Johnson LB Out indefinitely – Forearm
R. Robinson II RB Out indefinitely – Ankle
E. Lightsey LB Late Nov – Back
B. Bowers TE Late Nov – Ankle
A. Mims OL Out indefinitely – Ankle
B. Robinson RB out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Ole Miss vs. Georgia Football Series History

Georgia leads 32-12-1

COMMENTS

This is one pivotal games of the 2023 SEC regular season. Both these teams are very strong. Whoever wins will be in a position to obtain a favorable postseason bowl bid and possibly make it to the CFP. Hopefully the league replay “Command Center” will let the teams on the field decide the game, unlike some past late seasons key matchups. With Georgia playing at home I think they get the edge in a close one.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Ole Miss 31, Georgia 38

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Georgia 35, Ole Miss 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 7:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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