Through 3 Quarters
The Ole Miss Rebels are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the Tennessee Volunteers 31-19. The Rebels have been led by QB Matt Corral, who so far has passed for two TDs and 217 yards on 32 attempts in addition to picking up 171 yards on the ground.
Corral has led the way so far for Ole Miss, as he has passed for two TDs and 217 yards on 32 attempts in addition to picking up 171 yards on the ground. This nimble footwork stands out as the first time Corral has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season.
With four sacks, the Ole Miss defense has been a true menace for Tennessee's offensive line. We'll see if Ole Miss can continue to haunt the offensive line.
No. 13 Ole Miss @ Tennessee
Current Records: Ole Miss 4-1; Tennessee 4-2
What to Know
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Tennessee Volunteers are set to square off in an SEC matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 16 at Neyland Stadium. Keep an eye on the score for this one: these two teams posted some lofty points totals in their previous games, so things might heat up even more when they meet Saturday.
It was all tied up 31-31 between Ole Miss and the Arkansas Razorbacks going into the fourth quarter last week, but the Rebels pulled a 52-51 win out of their hat in the final minutes. Yes, you read that final score correctly. And yes, they were playing football. QB Matt Corral went supernova for Ole Miss as he passed for two TDs and 287 yards on 21 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 94 yards. Corral's 68-yard touchdown toss to WR Braylon Sanders in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the day.
Meanwhile, Tennessee's offense rose to the challenge against an USC defense that boasted an average of only 17.4 points allowed. They were the clear victors by a 45-20 margin over the South Carolina Gamecocks. The team accrued 38 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory. Tennessee's QB Hendon Hooker was on fire, passing for three TDs and 225 yards on 23 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 66 yards.
Tennessee's defense was a presence as well, as it got past the Gamecocks' offensive line to sack QB Luke Doty four times for a total loss of 23 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.
This next contest is expected to be close, with the Rebels going off at just a 1-point favorite. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The wins brought Ole Miss up to 4-1 and the Volunteers to 4-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Ole Miss is 222nd worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 12 on the season. Tennessees have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the game with the 168th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up eight 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: Neyland Stadium -- Knoxville, Tennessee
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $108.00
The Rebels are a slight 1-point favorite against the Volunteers, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Rebels slightly, as the game opened with the Rebels as a 3-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.