SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Mississippi State-Ole Miss preview

Mississippi State faces Ole Miss on Saturday in Oxford. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Mississippi State 44 LSU 34
Oct. 3 Arkansas 21 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 10 Mississippi State 2 Kentucky 24
Oct. 17 Texas A&M 28 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 31 Mississippi State 0 Alabama 41
Nov. 7 Vanderbilt 17 Mississippi State 24
Nov. 14 $ Auburn Mississippi State
Nov. 21 Mississippi State 24 Georgia 31
Nov. 28 Mississippi State Ole Miss
Dec. 5 Missouri Mississippi State
Dec. 12 & Auburn Mississippi State
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

Ole Miss

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Florida 51 Ole Miss 35
Oct. 3 Ole Miss 42 Kentucky 41
Oct. 10 Alabama 63 Ole Miss 48
Oct. 17 Ole Miss 21 Arkansas 33
Oct. 24 Auburn 35 Ole Miss 28
Oct. 31 Ole Miss 54 Vanderbilt 21
Nov. 14 South Carolina 42 Ole Miss 59
Nov. 21 $ Ole Miss Texas A&M
Nov. 28 Mississippi State Ole Miss
Dec. 5 Ole Miss LSU

College Football Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Ole Miss
ESPN FPI 65 42
Sagarin 40 26
Massey Composite 80 57
PiRate Ratings 48 27

Key Stats

Stat Mississippi State Ole Miss
Points 17.4 41.0
Points Allowed 28.0 40.9
Total YDS 329.4 564.9
Pass YDS 307.9 352.1
Rush YDS 21.6 212.7
Total YDS Allowed 366.9 535.6
Pass YDS Allowed 256.7 292.1
Rush YDS Allowed 110.1 243.4
Turnover margin -1.0 -0.4
3rd Down Conv. 34.9 52.6
3rd Down Conv. DEF 41.2 55.8

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, LB Erroll Thompson, RB Kylin Hill, WR Osirus Mitchell.

Ole Miss

WR Elijah Moore, QB Matt Corral, DL Tariqious Tisdale, RB Jerrion Ealy, LB MoMo Sanogo.


Mississippi State

[QB] 11/22/2020 – K.J. Costello is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi (Head)
[RB] 10/27/2020 – Kylin Hill is out for season (Personal)
[WR] 10/29/2020 – Tyrell Shavers has left team (Left Team)
[QB] 10/20/2020 – Garrett Shrader left the team (Transferred)
[S] 10/21/2020 – Fred Peters is out for season (Undisclosed)
[DT] 11/18/2020 – Nathan Pickering is out for season (Personal)
[TE] 11/19/2020 – Powers Warren left the team (Transferred)
[S] 11/12/2020 – Marcus Murphy is out for season (Personal)

Ole Miss

[WR] 11/22/2020 – Jonathan Mingo is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)



Throughout most of the season I thought it was almost for certain Ole Miss would win this game fairly handily. However, after State’s game with Georgia where they held the Bulldogs to less than 25 yards rushing and their young quarterback Will Rogers completed 41 of 52 passes, I think this could be a close game. Ole Miss seems like a mostly passing team. They do pass really well but they also run a lot which keeps defenses guessing about what’s coming next. If State can limit the Rebel rushing game to around 100 yards they’ll have a good shot to win this one. Ole Miss’ defense is porous at best. They give up a lot of yardage. This one may be a close one so I go with the home team. This one should be a fun game to watch. Lots of boxing mixed with football.

Our Preseason Prediction

Ole Miss 30, Mississippi State 27

Game Week Prediction

Ole Miss 38, Mississipi State 35

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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