|Georgia can't celebrate its win over Florida for too long with an improved Ole Miss team coming to town. (US Presswire)|
Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Spread: Georgia by 14
Watchability: This is Georgia's last major hurdle to win the SEC East. It must beat Auburn next week as well, but Ole Miss is certainly the bigger challenge of the two. The Bulldogs have been inconsistent this season, but their stock is way up after knocking off Florida last week. Ole Miss, a team that only won two games in 2011, certainly has a lot to play for, as well. One more win would make it eligible for its first bowl since 2009.
Shining stars: Ole Miss -- RB Jeff Scott. He's only 5-7 and 180 pounds, but he uses that to his advantage. He sometimes gets lost behind the line of scrimmage before jetting out for a big play. He's averaged 137 all-purpose yards in the last three contests. Georgia -- LB Jarvis Jones . He's a game changer. Just ask Florida. Jones piled up an astounding stat line against the Gators that included 13 tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles -- including one that essentially sealed the 17-9 win for the Bulldogs.
Who could steal the show: Ole Miss -- QB Bo Wallace. He can be a little loose with the ball (9 INTs), but the sophomore QB has been a big part of the Rebels' success this season. His combined numbers from the past two weeks have been impressive – 46 of 59 (77.9 percent) for 504 yards, two TDs, one INT and 77 rushing yards. Georgia -- RB Todd Gurley. Nothing about him would make you think he's just a freshman. At 6-1, 220 pounds, he looks like a seasoned SEC veteran and he runs like one, too. He has 740 yards and 10 TDs on the ground this season. He's coming off a solid 118-yard campaign against a stingy Florida defense. He was the first player to rush for 100 yards against the Gators in 2012.
You going? Ranking the road trip: With Georgia's title hopes revitalized, expect Sanford Stadium to be rocking. This game wasn't one circled on the calendar before the season, but it has turned out to be a pretty big deal.
Magic number for Ole Miss: 32.4. That's how many points the Rebels are averaging per game this season. How many can they get against a Georgia defense that is ranked 38th nationally in total defense?
Magic number for Georgia: 9. The Bulldogs have won the last nine meetings in their series against Ole Miss. They are 31-12-1 overall in the series.
The game comes down to: Which Georgia team shows up? The one that beat Florida or the one that was pounded by South Carolina and barely beat Kentucky? Expect the Bulldogs to have a renewed sense of purpose and determination after last week. Ole Miss has a good chance to cover the spread, but the Bulldogs have more overall talent and experience. That should be enough to get the win.
Prediction: Georgia 31, Ole Miss 21
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