SEC Football Preview: Ole Miss at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Ole Miss preview

Ole Miss visits rival Mississippi State on Thursday in Starkville. 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 L 17 – 52
18-Nov vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 35 – 3
23-Nov at Mississippi State

Mississippi State

2-Sep vs. Southeastern Louisiana W 48 – 7
9-Sep vs. Arizona W 31 – 24
16-Sep vs. LSU L 14 – 41
23-Sep at South Carolina L 30 – 37
30-Sep vs. Alabama L 17 – 40
7-Oct vs. Western Michigan W 41 – 28
21-Oct at Arkansas W 7 – 3
28-Oct at Auburn L 13 – 27
4-Nov vs. Kentucky L 3 – 24
11-Nov at Texas A&M L 10 – 51
18-Nov vs. Southern Miss W 41 – 20
23-Nov vs. Ole Miss

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Ole Miss Mississippi State
ESPN FPI 15 60
Sagarin 16 66
Massey Composite 14 73
PiRate Ratings 16 51

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
80
118
9
14
0.380
0.315
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
34
79
5
10
0.349
0.404
4th Down Conversion Pct Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
27
104
2
9
0.645
0.409
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
23
84
5
11
0.400
0.538
Blocked Kicks Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
22
53
4
9
2
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
45
110
8
12
1
3
Blocked Punts Mississippi St. 17 3 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
1
73
1
10
0
1
Completion Percentage Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
21
100
6
12
0.661
0.570
Defensive TDs Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
52
52
8
8
1
1
Fewest Penalties Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
86
119
7
13
71
83
Fewest Penalties Per Game Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
88
119
7
13
6.45
7.55
Fewest Penalty Yards Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
88
115
11
13
626
712
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
89
117
11
13
56.91
64.73
First Downs Defense Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
34
86
6
11
198
228
First Downs Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
22
116
3
13
253
183
Fumbles Lost Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
1
21
1
4
1
4
Fumbles Recovered Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
79
97
3
7
5
4
Kickoff Return Defense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
5
95
1
9
14.50
22.00
Kickoff Returns Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
13
117
2
14
24.32
16.11
Net Punting Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
70
91
11
13
38.60
37.56
Passes Had Intercepted Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
21
76
4
13
6
10
Passes Intercepted Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
14
94
1
12
12
7
Passing Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
16
112
4
13
293.0
179.5
Passing Yards Allowed Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
48
58
6
7
214.5
221.2
Passing Yards per Completion Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
7
91
3
11
14.92
11.22
Punt Return Defense Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
57
95
8
12
7.00
10.42
Punt Returns Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
18
57
4
12
12.69
9.17
Red Zone Defense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
73
116
6
12
0.838
0.912
Red Zone Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
48
92
8
12
0.868
0.789
Rushing Defense Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
45
79
7
11
140.0
157.0
Rushing Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
45
76
6
8
175.9
151.4
Sacks Allowed Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
80
80
7
7
2.27
2.27
Scoring Defense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
47
82
7
11
23.2
27.5
Scoring Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
17
92
4
13
36.5
23.2
Tackles for Loss Allowed Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
78
114
8
12
5.82
7.18
Team Passing Efficiency Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
8
100
3
14
167.38
120.19
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
56
115
5
13
129.42
148.80
Team Sacks Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
8
46
3
8
3.00
2.36
Team Tackles for Loss Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
24
52
3
9
6.6
5.8
Time of Possession Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
91
127
10
13
28:48
26:49
Total Defense Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
46
65
7
10
354.5
378.2
Total Offense Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
13
103
3
13
468.9
330.9
Turnover Margin Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
11
81
1
12
0.82
-0.18
Turnovers Gained Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
50
102
3
11
16
12
Turnovers Lost Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
4
47
1
12
7
14
Winning Percentage Ole Miss
Mississippi St.
13
69
3
10
0.818
0.455

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.

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, RB Jo’Quavious Marks, WR Justin Robinson, OL Cole Smith, DE Jaden Crumedy, LB Jett Johnson, LB Nathaniel Watson, DB Esaias Furdge, K Nick Barr-Mira.

INJURIES

Ole Miss


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

Mississippi State


Player POS Status
K. Dinkins DL Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
T. Williams DL out for season – Undisclosed
J. Albert S out for season – Knee
G. Spivey TE out for season – Eligibility
S. Traore TE Out indefinitely – Eligibility

Source: Covers.com

Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State Football Series History

Ole Miss leads 64-47-6

COMMENTS

This one doesn’t look good for Mississippi State. Ole Miss has a high-powered offense and solid defense. Lane Kiffin enjoys running up the score on opponents. Ole Miss should win by double-digits but playing in Starkville in a rivalry game anything can happen.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Ole Miss 31, Mississippi St 30

14Powers.com Game week Prediction

Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 20

Thursday‘s game kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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