The biggest matchup across SEC football this weekend takes place in Athens, GA, as the Georgia Bulldogs host the Ole Miss Rebels. A Top 10 matchup, this will be the first meeting between the two programs since 2016, where Ole Miss would pickup a 45-14 win in Oxford to snap what was at the time a 10-game losing streak head-to-head.
Led by head coach Kirby Smart, Georgia is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 team according to the College Football Playoff Rankings, and are sitting undefeated at 9-0 overall, as well as atop the SEC East at 6-0 in conference play. The two-time defending national champions, Georgia has also not lost since the 2021 SEC Championship Game, as well as not been defeated in Athens since 2019.
Led by starting quarterback Carson Beck, the Bulldogs offense ranks No. 10 nationally with an average of 39.3 PPG, and has two prominent names in the backfield alongside Beck in running backs Daijun Edwards and Kendall Milton. With tight end Brock Bowers out with an injury, the Bulldogs top pass catchers include the likes of Dominic Lovett, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Ladd McConkey, Rara Thomas, and Oscar Delp.
The Georgia defense currently ranks No. 6 nationally with an average of only 15.4 PPG allowed to opponents, and are led in tackles by the duo of Smael Mondon Jr. and Tykee Smith. Georgia is also allowing only 282.2 YPG to opponents, and have others to know such as Javon Bullard, Malaki Starks, Kamari Lassiter, and Jalon Walker, among others.
Special teams for the Bulldogs features one of SEC football’s top returners in Mekhi Mews, who handles both the kickoffs and punts for the defending national champions. Peyton Woodring is Georgia’s kicker, while Brett Thorson is the punter.
Led by head coach Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss is ranked as the nation’s No. 9 team according to the College Football Playoff Rankings, and are sitting at 8-1 overall for the year, as well as 5-1 in SEC play. The Rebels are currently on a five-game winning streak, with their lone loss this year having come at Alabama by a final score of 24-10.
Ole Miss enters Saturday also averaging one of the SEC’s best offensively at 38.8 PPG, and are led by starting quarterback Jaxson Dart, as well as one of the conference’s top overall running backs in Quinshon Judkins. Joining the aforementioned Judkins in the backfield is Ulysses Bentley IV, while Ole Miss has three prominent receivers who all have 600+ yards receiving so far this season in Tre Harris, Jordan Watkins, and Dayton Wade.
Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 22.9 PPG to opponents, and are led on that side of the ball by the likes of Trey Washington, Ashanti Cistrunk, and John Saunders Jr.. The Rebels top pass rushers are Jared Ivey and Cedric Johnson, while others such as Suntarine Perkins and Khari Coleman are among the additional names to know.
Ole Miss splits the return duties on special teams, with Bentley IV their primary kickoff returner, while Watkins handles the punts. Caden Davis is also the Rebels kicker, while Ole Miss’ punter is Fraser Masin.
Georgia vs. Ole Miss Line, Spread, Over/Under
As of Thursday, November 9, Georgia is a 10.5-point favorite over Ole Miss according to FanDuel, with the over/under at 58.5. Georgia is also at -465, while Ole Miss is +350.
Georgia vs. Ole Miss SEC Football Prediction
While the pick to win is Georgia, expect this game to be one of the Bulldogs closest so far this season, as well as one of the most high scoring. Expect the Rebels to see success offensively throughout the game, with Georgia however coming away with the win late on their home field. Prediction: Georgia 33, Ole Miss 28
What Channel is the Georgia vs. Ole Miss Game On?
Georgia will host Ole Miss from Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA on Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN.
Georgia vs. Ole Miss Live Stream
The SEC football matchup between Georgia and Ole Miss can be found here on fuboTV.
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