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Vanderbilt @ No. 12 Ole Miss

Current Records: Vanderbilt 2-8; Ole Miss 8-2

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the Vanderbilt Commodores will be on the road. Vanderbilt and the Ole Miss Rebels will face off in an SEC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field. Ole Miss will be strutting in after a win while the Commodores will be stumbling in from a loss.

The contest between Vanderbilt and the Kentucky Wildcats last week was not particularly close, with Vanderbilt falling 34-17. Vanderbilt was down 31-11 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for Vanderbilt, but they got scores from WR Chris Pierce Jr. and WR Amir Abdur-Rahman.

Meanwhile, the Rebels beat the Texas A&M Aggies 29-19 last week. RB Jerrion Ealy was the offensive standout of the game for Ole Miss, picking up 150 yards on the ground on 23 carries. Ealy's longest run was for 53 yards in the second quarter.

Vanderbilt have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 35.50 point spread they are up against. They hadn't treated bettors all too well in the past (they are 3-6), but they might be worth taking a chance on now after beating the spread two games in a row.

Vanderbilt is now 2-8 while Ole Miss sits at a mirror-image 8-2. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Commodores are stumbling into the matchup with the 242nd most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 25 on the season. The Rebels have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 225th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 22 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field -- Oxford, Mississippi
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.75

Odds

The Rebels are a big 35.5-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rebels as a 36.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Ole Miss have won four out of their last six games against Vanderbilt.

  • Oct 31, 2020 - Ole Miss 54 vs. Vanderbilt 21
  • Oct 05, 2019 - Ole Miss 31 vs. Vanderbilt 6
  • Nov 17, 2018 - Vanderbilt 36 vs. Ole Miss 29
  • Oct 14, 2017 - Ole Miss 57 vs. Vanderbilt 35
  • Nov 19, 2016 - Vanderbilt 38 vs. Ole Miss 17
  • Sep 26, 2015 - Ole Miss 27 vs. Vanderbilt 16