SEC Football Preview: Ole Miss vs. Florida

Florida-Ole Miss preview

Ole Miss faces Florida on Saturday in Oxford. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Ole Miss

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Florida Ole Miss
Oct. 3 Ole Miss Kentucky
Oct. 10 Alabama Ole Miss
Oct. 17 Ole Miss Arkansas
Oct. 24 Auburn Ole Miss
Oct. 31 Ole Miss Vanderbilt
Nov. 14 South Carolina Ole Miss
Nov. 21 Ole Miss Texas A&M
Nov. 28 Mississippi State Ole Miss
Dec. 5 Ole Miss LSU

Florida

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Florida Ole Miss
Oct. 3 South Carolina Florida
Oct. 10 Florida Texas A&M
Oct. 17 LSU Florida
Oct. 24 Missouri Florida
Nov. 7 # Florida Georgia
Nov. 14 Arkansas Florida
Nov. 21 Florida Vanderbilt
Nov. 28 Kentucky Florida
Dec. 5 Florida Tennessee
#at Jacksonville

College Football Ratings

Rating Ole Miss Florida
ESPN FPI 31 11
Sagarin 45 14
Massey Composite 43 6
PiRate Ratings 43 8

Key Stats (2019)

Stat Ole Miss Florida
Points 26.6 33.2
Points Allowed 26.5 15.5
Total YDS 445.3 430.5
Pass YDS 221.4 235.4
Rush YDS 251.25 129.77
Total YDS Allowed 416.8 304.8
Pass YDS Allowed 278.3 202.1
Rush YDS Allowed 138.5 102.77
Turnover margin 0.08 0.38
3rd Down Conv. 36.81 41.14
3rd Down Conv. DEF 39.88 36.41

Players to Watch

Ole Miss

CB Kaiir Elam, TE Kyle Pitts, DE Zachary Carter, LB Amari Burney, DB Marco Wilson.

Florida

WR Elijah Moore, QB John Rhys Plumlee, DL Tariqious Tisdale, RB Jerrion Ealy, LB MoMo Sanogo.

Injuries

Ole Miss

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/04/20 LB Sam Williams Suspension is out indefinitely

Florida

Non reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

The hiring of Lane Kiffin as Ole Miss’ head coach appears to be a very good hire. That said it’s probably going to take Lane a couple of seasons to get things going. Dan Mullen of Florida has had those couple seasons with his team. The Gators are poised now to make a run for the SEC Championship. Ole Miss may show some fight in this game and I’m sure there will be a couple of neat plays by the Rebels but they just don’t have the personnel to beat Florida yet. Consider too that Lane is installing a new offense for the Rebels. They haven’t had much time to do that because of COVID 19. Florida, by contrast, has the same offense they’ve been running for the last a couple of seasons. It won’t be as difficult for them to have their guys ready. The Gators should win this one by a comfortable margin.

Our Preseason Prediction

Florida 40, Ole Miss 24

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Florida 38, Ole Miss 17

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

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