Rebels Must Stop The Run
Saturday against Tech the Rebels can’t afford to field a porous run defense. The Rebels run defense will be important. Coach Kliff Kingsbury really wants to be able to test the Rebels reputation of being a poor run defense. Kingsbury has a very experienced line he believes he can run behind. A successful run game will take pressure off an inexperienced QB and the Tech passing offense and reloaded Red Raiders skill positions. Past Red Raiders offenses have seemed to be ‘plug and play’ but Kingsbury’s depth chart says it may be that simple in 2018.
Over the past few seasons the Rebels run defense has been lacking. Coaches Matt Luke and Wesley McGriff have dedicated themselves to producing a defense which can be productive run stoppers in 2018. The Rebels will have a very solid defensive front which will find itself up against a very good Tech line. The more success the front four Rebels have against the run the better it will be for the second-level Rebels at line-backer. If the Rebels load the box and can shut down Tech’s run game it will force Kingsbury to open up his passing game with Carter. This will have a huge impact on Kingsbury’s game plan help sway the outcome of the game in favor of the Rebels.
These are five keys to the Rebels finding the win over the Red Raiders. Ole Miss football will be in action in their first game of the 2018 season this Saturday September 1. The Rebels will be in Houston, Texas to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Kickoff is set for 11am CT and the game will be televised via ESPN. Good luck to coach Matt Luke and the Rebels! BEAT TECH! Hotty Toddy!