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Saturday, Nov. 19, the Ole Miss Rebels take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game, to be played at Vanderbilt Stadium, is slated for a 8:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the SEC Networks. Read on for our Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Ole Miss wins the matchup between the two teams 78.3% of the time. The spread, via Vegas Insider, has the Rebels favored as well.
Spread: Ole Miss -10
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Channel: SEC Network
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt preview:
Ole Miss (5-5) enters the contest on a two-game winning streak with its most recent win coming last weekend at Texas A&M, 29-28. Vanderbilt (4-6) has lost two straight games after falling to Missouri last weekend 26-17.
The Commodores had a balanced attack against Missouri with 252 passing yards and 159 rushing yards, but two turnovers and 80 penalty yards really hurt Vanderbilt in the long run. Kyle Shurmur threw for 252 yards, but also threw two picks and didn't convert for a touchdown.
Ole Miss trailed Texas A&M 21-6 headed into the fourth quarter last week but true freshman quarterback Shea Patterson carried the team to victory in an extremely impressive college football debut. Patterson was 25-for-42 through the air with two touchdowns, one interception and another 64 yards rushing. Wide outs Damore'ea Stringfellow and A.J. Brown each had over 70 receiving yards as well against the Aggies.
Ole Miss knocked off Vanderbilt last year by a score of 27-16 in Oxford.
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt Prediction:
Patterson seemingly put new life into what has been a down year for Ole Miss after his debut on Saturday. He showed he has the ability to make plays through the air and on the ground and could cause a serious problem against any defense for years to come.
Vanderbilt's defense has been fantastic all season, while Ole Miss' hasn't, yet the Rebels did look better against Texas A&M in the fourth quarter last Saturday.
The playmakers on Ole Miss' offense are going to be too much for Vanderbilt, and Vandy's lack of weapons on the outside hurts the 'Dores chances. But, this game will be close as Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt games have been over the past few seasons.
Ole Miss 27, Vanderbilt 24