With the Week 5 of NCAA Football upon us we chose to preview a game that all should enjoy between two undefeated teams with the No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels 4-0 (SEC West 2-0) playing at the Gators of Florida 4-0 (SEC-East 2-0) with the game being played at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (better known as the Swamp) in Gainesville, Florida with kick-off scheduled for 7:05 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
For those that Bet on College football at an Offshore sportsbook, the early odds as SBG Global have the Rebels of Ole Miss favorites at -7 ½ with the Over/under at 51 ½ and -300 on the Money Line, while the underdog Gators of Florida are +7 ½ and +250 on the ML.
In their last game Ole Miss was victorious and moved to 4-0 with a lack luster performance with Vanderbilt. Now they travel to Florida to take on the undefeated Gators, who claim to have 1 of the best secondary defensive units in college football. What we wonder, is can that Florida secondary keep up with the Rebels top notch receivers?
Then you Rebel of Ole Mississippi fans, your team moved to 4-0 with their win over Vanderbilt 27-16 this last Saturday. That was somewhat of a letdown after the Rebels averaged scoring 62 points in each of the 1st 3 games, and in the 4th game did not cover the spread. In that game your QB C. Kelley for the 3rd consecutive game averaged passing over 320 yards, but had 2 intercepts. In this game against the Gators the Rebels will have avoid turnovers if they want to win.
The Rebels QB Kelly has 5 very capable receivers to face the strong Gator secondary, and all 5 have at least 10 receptions to date. While the running game has RB J. Walton who in the Vanderbilt game had 21 carries for some 135 yards and 1 TD, and he should keep the offense on the move against Florida.
The defense for the Rebels which in 2014 led the nation in scoring defense appears to be just as good this season. Their defensive line should be able to halt the Florida running game, which means they will have to have inexperienced QB Grier go to the passing game, in which the last 3 games he has had 1 interception in each game.
That Ole Miss defense to date in their 4 games has 7 intercepts which leads the SEC, and have allowed opponents only 5.2 yards per pass attempts, and in that category they are tied for in the SEC. The Rebels in their ultimate 8 road game in the conference they had 7 wins and 1 loss.
If you’re a Gator fan of the University of Florida, your turn did a great job of comeback, after being down 13 points in the 4th quarter to beat the Volunteers of Tennessee 28-27 and now come into this game with Ole Miss at a undefeated 4-0.
For the Gators to remain undefeated against the 2nd ranked rebels will be a trying task for the young QB and team. Their QB Grier struggled in their last game with Tennessee as he managed to only complete some 55% of his pass attempts. Thus, he needs to be prepared to play under stress again as he and his young offensive line will be facing the very tough front seven defense of Ole Miss.
The Gators junior RB K. Taylor after a dismal 1st 3 games, in the game last week against Tennessee he came to life with 2 TD’s on 19 carries for 104 yards, and he will need another great effort in this game to help his QB in moving the ball offensively.
The Gators on defense should be able to handle Rebels offense, as to date Florida has only allowed opponents some 4.43 yards per play, and that ranks 5th in the SEC. The Gators in the ultimate 10 home game are 3 and 7 against the spread with opponents of the SEC.
It’s predicted that the Rebels of Ole Miss will be too powerful for the young Florida Gator team as the Rebels on the road beat the Gators 28-14!