Ole Miss needs a win in a big way.
After suffering back-to-back-to-back SEC losses, Hugh Freeze will have the Rebels focused today when they play Sun Belt foe Georgia Southern. Ole Miss can’t afford a letdown. The Rebels need to win games to get bowl eligible.
Getting a win today would be a perfect jump start to that process.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 10 matchup.
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, Noon ET
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
What TV channel is showing the game?
ESPNU is televising the game and you can watch it online at Watch ESPN. Also, you can listen to the game on SiriusXM 108/192.
Who is calling the game for ESPNU?
Eamon McAnaney is handling play-by-play and John Congemi is the game’s analyst.
3 things you should know
1. Ole Miss is struggling. The Rebels are 3-5 and have lost three consecutive games, all to SEC West opponents. First it was Ole Miss, then Arkansas and last week Auburn. Out of Ole Miss’ eight opponents, six of them were ranked at the time. This is the first time the Rebels have lost three in a row since the 2013 season.
2. QB Chad Kelly was expected to do big things entering the season and hasn’t disappointed. He leads the SEC with 316.5 passing yards per game and 18 touchdown passes. Last week in the 40-29 loss to Auburn, he set the school record with 465 passing yards in a single game. He had 505 total yards, which is second-most in Ole Miss history and the second-best total in the conference this season. This season he broke Eli Manning’s school record with TD passes in 21 consecutive games and also topped Bo Wallace’s mark of 12 300-yard passing games. So expect a big day from Kelly.
3. Georgia Southern loves to run the ball. The Eagles average 239.0 yards per game on the ground and get those yards from multiple places. Wesley Field’s (52.9) leads GSU in rushing, QB Kevin Ellison (51.0), Matt Frieda (50.8) and Favian Upshaw (49.2) also contribute to the cause. L.A. Ramsby leads Georgia Southern with 5 touchdown runs.