- Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Ole Miss Rebels
- Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
- Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS
- TV: SEC Network
- Odds/Point Spread: Rebels (-9)
- Total/Over-Under: 62.5
The much-anticipated matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Ole Miss Rebels is set to take place at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2023. The Rebels, with a 4-1 record, are favored by 9 points according to oddsmakers. The over-under is set at 62.5.
Arkansas @ Mississippi (#16) Odds
Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook
The Arkansas Razorbacks come into this game with a less impressive 2-3 record for the season. In their previous game, they faced a tough opponent in the Texas A&M Aggies and suffered a 34-22 loss. Raheim Sanders led the Razorbacks’ ground game with 34 yards on 11 carries (3.1 yards per carry), while K.J. Jefferson threw for 132 yards and 1 touchdown, completing 9 of 17 passes. Despite their efforts, the Razorbacks struggled to stop the Aggies’ offense, allowing 204 rushing yards and 210 passing yards. Overall, the Razorbacks had 174 total yards on the day, with just 42 rushing yards on 39 attempts.
So far this season, the Razorbacks have accumulated a total of 1,711 yards. They have scored 11 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns while turning the ball over 5 times. With 96 first downs, the Razorbacks have struggled with penalties, accumulating 36 penalties for 314 yards. Their rushing game has been lackluster, averaging 126.6 yards per game and ranking them 99th in the country. However, they have managed to average 33.6 points per game.
Defensively, the Razorbacks have allowed an average of 25.0 points per game this season. They have struggled against the run, giving up 3.4 yards per rushing attempt and 112.0 rushing yards per game. Through 5 games, they have allowed 560 rushing yards. They have also given up 1,135 passing yards, with a completion percentage of 62.1%. In total, they have allowed an average of 339.0 yards per game. Their defense has allowed 9 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.
The Ole Miss Rebels enter this game with a strong 4-1 record. In their last game, they secured a thrilling victory against the LSU Tigers by a score of 55-49. Jaxson Dart had an impressive performance, throwing for 389 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Quinshon Judkins rushed for 177 yards on 33 carries. The Rebels had a total of 706 yards on offense, averaging 8.0 yards per play. However, their defense struggled, allowing 414 passing yards and 223 rushing yards.
Offensively, the Rebels have been dominant, averaging 517.4 yards per game, which ranks them 8th in college football. They have accumulated 346 yards on 36 penalties, indicating room for improvement in terms of discipline. Their rushing game has been strong, averaging 180.8 yards per game and totaling 904 rushing yards. In terms of scoring, they rank 6th in the country with an average of 44.6 points per game. Through the air, they have gained 1,683 yards, averaging 336.6 passing yards per game, which places them 9th in the nation.
Defensively, the Rebels have allowed 725 rushing yards (145.0 yards per game) and 7 rushing touchdowns this season. Their pass defense has struggled, conceding 8 passing touchdowns and an average of 263.8 passing yards per game. The Rebels’ defense has recovered 4 fumbles and made 3 interceptions. They have allowed 24.6 points per game so far, placing them 67th in the nation.
Who will prevail in tonight’s game between the Razorbacks and the Rebels?