Ole Miss Vs Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview, How To Watch Week 5, Saturday, October 1
How to watch Ole Miss vs Kentucky
Date: Saturday 1 October
Game time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Watt-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
How to watch: ESPN
Record: Ole Miss (4-0), Kentucky (4-0)
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Ole Miss Vs Kentucky Game Preview
Why Kentucky will win
The wildcats have their man back.
They managed to go 4-0 without a running game, but Will Lewis is playing like a big-time quarterback, holding the defense together, and …
2.4 yards per carry for the ground game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. That will change with Chris Rodriguez, who missed the first month with an off-field issue.
Last year’s 1,379-yard, nine-touchdown, immediate ball against an Ole Miss defense that was great, but rattled off 262 yards in a 35-27 rout over Tulsa.
Give Rodriguez some time to return to form, but only if he can NothingLevis will be gone.
Why Ole Miss Will Win
The Ole Miss offense can also run a little.
USC transfer QB Jackson Dart has been solid, but it’s the ground game that has taken off in the first month with an SEC-best 281 yards per game with a great rotation.
Kentucky is solid against the run, and it should keep Dart from taking off, but it will have to deal with a passing attack for the first time all season.
The Rebels will do what they do on the ground, but unless Dart hits 60% and lifts it on third down, it will take England off its game.
Some pressure is coming off the Wildcat pass rush, offensive line Lewis is on fire, and…
What is going to happen
No, really, can Kentucky handle a passing game?
Nothing against Anthony Richardson, but with his consistency he’s not quite there yet – England came up with the big sixes they needed to beat Florida.
No, really, can Ole Miss handle a ground attack?
Georgia Tech didn’t really count, and Tulsa’s day last week was a bit worrisome.
Both teams will try to control the tempo, and both teams will do what they do, but …
The Ole Miss defense — though improved — won’t be late.
The England backfield will pull this one out.
Ole Miss vs Kentucky Prediction, Line
Kentucky 30, Ole Miss 26
Line: Ole Miss -6.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS confidence at 5:2
Ole Miss vs Kentucky Must-See Rating (out of 5): 4
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