Looking for an Ole Miss vs. Florida State prediction? We've got you covered. Here’s how we see the face-off between the Rebels and the Seminoles turning out.
Monday's matchup between No. 11 Ole Miss and No. 4 Florida State will take place on Monday, Sept. 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game between the Rebels and the Seminoles will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Ole Miss vs. Florida State prediction.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Florida State defeats Ole Miss 70.5% of the time. The official spread for the contest, per ESPN, is Florida State -5.
The game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The venue holds 70,000 visitors.
Spread: Florida State -5
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Florida State is Ole Miss's first non-conference game of the 2016 season. Following this season opener, the Rebels will face the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Memphis Tigers.
Florida State plays against Charleston, USF and Florida in non-conference contests later this season.
In 2015, Ole Miss went 10-3, winning the AllState Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State, 48-20. The Rebels lost to Florida, Memphis and Arkansas.
Florida State also went 10-3, with their final game a 38-24 loss to Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Prior to this, the Seminoles lost games to Georgia Tech and Clemson.
Ole Miss is coached by Hugh Freeze, who took over the head coaching position in 2012. Since then, he's held a 34-18 record. Florida State is led by Jimbo Fisher, who has a 68-14 record in his seventh year as the Seminoles' head coach.
Ole Miss and Florida State have only met once in their history. The Rebels prevailed in 1961, defeating the Seminoles, 33-0.
Ole Miss vs. Florida State prediction:
With senior and top-ranked NFL prospect Chad Kelly leading Ole Miss at quarterback, the Rebels would appear to have the advantage at signal-caller. However, the Rebels have to deal with the talent of Seminoles prized running back Dalvin Cook.
Florida State 30, Ole Miss 21