SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Ole Miss-Mississippi State game preview

Rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss clash on Thursday in Oxford. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Mississippi State

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Memphis 7:30 PM ET ESPNU W 49-23
9/10 at Arizona 11:00 PM ET FS1 W 39-17
9/17 at LSU 6:00 PM ET ESPN L 16-31
9/24 vs. Bowling Green 12:00 PM ET SECN W 45-14
10/1 vs. Texas A&M 4:00 PM ET SECN W 42-24
10/8 vs. Arkansas 12:00 PM ET SECN W 40-17
10/15 at Kentucky 7:30 PM ET SECN L 17-27
10/22 at Alabama 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 6-30
11/5 vs. Auburn 7:30 PM ET ESPN2 W 39-33
11/12 vs. Georgia 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 19-45
11/19 vs. ETSU 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 56-7
11/24 at Ole Miss 7:00 PM ET ESPN

Ole Miss

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Troy 4:00 PM ET SECN W 28-10
9/10 vs. Central Arkansas 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 59-3
9/17 at Georgia Tech 3:30 PM ET ABC W 42-0
9/24 vs. Tulsa 4:00 PM ET SECN W 35-27
10/1 vs. Kentucky 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 22-19
10/8 at Vanderbilt 4:00 PM ET SECN W 52-28
10/15 vs. Auburn 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 48-34
10/22 at LSU 3:30 PM ET CBS L 20-45
10/29 at Texas A&M 7:30 PM ET SECN W 31-28
11/12 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS L 24-30
11/19 at Arkansas 7:30 PM ET SECN L 27-42
11/24 vs. Mississippi State 7:00 PM ET ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Mississippi State Ole Miss
ESPN FPI 18 17
Sagarin 30 17
Massey Composite 20 18
PiRate Ratings 18 25

KEY STATS (PER GAME)

Stat Ole Miss Mississippi State
Scoring Offense 35.3 33.5
Scoring Defense 24.2 24.4
Total Offense 505.5 398.4
Rushing Offense 278.3 77.2
Passing Offense 227.2 321.2
Team Passing Eff. 141.5 139.3
Total Defense 383.8 351.7
Rushing Defense 167.7 149.5
Pass Yards Allowed 216.1 202.2
Team Pass Eff. Def. 134.86 114.49
Turnover Margin -0.09 0.64
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.503 0.377
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.519
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.377 0.351
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.414 0.409
Red Zone Offense 0.800 0.919
Red Zone Defense 0.925 0.821
Net Punting 39.3 35.8
Punt Returns 8.0 9.9
Kickoff Returns 19.4 28.2
First Downs Offense 282 255
First Downs Defense 230 201
Penalties/Game 7.0 6.4
Penalty Yards/Game 65.5 62.6

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, DB Emmanuel Forbes, RB Dillon Johnson, RB Joquavious Marks, OL LaQuinston Sharp, WR Austin Williams, WR Jaden Walley.

Ole Miss

QB Jaxson Dart, OL Nick Broeker, LB Troy Brown, DL KD Hill, TE Michael Trigg, WR Jonathan Mingo, RB Zach Evans, OL Jeremy James, WR Dannis Jackson, QB Jackson Dart.

INJURIES

Mississippi State

None reported.

Ole Miss

[TE] Michael Trigg (Collarbone)-Out
[K] Caden Costa (Suspension)-Out

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Football Series History

Ole Miss leads 64-45

COMMENTS

This should be one of the best Egg Bowls ever. Two highly regarded rival teams duking it out in Oxford. I give Ole Miss the edge because they have a much more balanced offense and they are playing at home.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Ole Miss 38, Mississippi St 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 35

Thursday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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