Ole Miss at Arkansas: 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Arkansas Razorbacks (1-1) vs Ole Miss Rebels (1-1)
Game Info: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium)
Betting Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks +4 -- Over/Under: 75.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Razorback Stadium to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Ole Miss Rebels dropped to 1-2 (1-2 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the 2nd ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, 63-48, this past Saturday. Ole Miss gave Alabama all they could handle and was tied the Crimson Tide at 42-all early in the 4th quarter, however, the Rebels defense couldn’t get any key stops late in the game and could not fight back after Alabama took a 56-45 lead with 3:16 left in the game. Ole Miss was outgained by Alabama by a 723-647 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was WR Kenny Yeboah who has 181 receiving yards and 2 TD’s on 7 receptions.
On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 41.7 ppg on 573.0 total yards per game (380.7 passing yds/g; 192.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, the Rebels have been led by QB Matt Corral who has completed 76.1% of his passes for 1,080 yards, 9 TD, and an INT. The top receivers for Corral and the Rebels have been Elijah Moore (31 rec, 462 yards, TD), Kenny Yeboah (15 rec, 355 yards, 4 TD), Jonathan Mingo (9 rec, 139 yards, 2 TD), and Dontario Drummond (3 rec, 71 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Ole Miss backfield has been Jerrion Ealy (45 att, 243 yards, 4 TD) and Snoop Conner (37 att, 179 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to average 51.7 ppg on 641.3 total yards per game (338.0 passing yds/g; 303.3 rushing yds/g).
The Arkansas Razorbacks dropped to 1-2 (1-2 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the 13th ranked Auburn Tigers, 30-28, this past Saturday. Arkansas took a 28-27 lead late on a 30-yard TD reception by De’Vion Warren, however, couldn’t hold on late as after as after Auburn kept the football on a controversial non-fumble call, the Tigers were able to get victory on a 39-yard FG with just :07 seconds left in the game. Arkansas was outgained by Auburn by a 446-437 margin and did not commit a turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Razorbacks was QB Feleipe Franks who completed 22 of 30 passes for 318 yards & 4 TD’s.
On the season, Arkansas is averaging 19.7 ppg on 330.7 total yards per game (244.3 passing yds/g; 86.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, the Razorbacks have been led by QB Feleipe Franks who has completed 64.9% of his passes for 730 yards, 7 TD, and 2 INT. The top receivers for the Razorbacks have been De’Vion Warren (10 rec, 223 yards, 3 TD), Mike Woods (12 rec, 150 yards, TD), Trelon Smith (14 rec, 113 yards, TD), and Treylon Burks (8 rec, 112 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Arkansas backfield has been Trelon Smith who has 167 rushing yards on 41 carries.
Defensively, Arkansas is allowing their opponents to average 27.0 ppg on 411.0 total yards per game (255.3 passing yds/g; 155.7 rushing yds/g).
The Rebels are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Razorbacks are 3-0 ATS on the season, however, are just 2-3 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Ole Miss is certainly going to be able to score a lot of points this season under Lane Kiffin, however, unless they improve their defense which has allowed over 50 ppg this season, it is going to be hard for the Rebels to pick up many wins. Arkansas has looked solid this season as they were competitive against Georgia and should have upset Auburn last weekend if not for a bad call and has been solid defensively. Arkansas has a decent passing attack which should find success at home agianst Ole Miss and as the underdog is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 matchups between these teams, I’m taking Arkansas and the points at home. Good Luck!