With Ole Miss having no game this weekend, Rebels fans may be taking a week away from college football. If like me you can’t get enough of it, then you may be tuning in to watch a full day of Saturday football action, without the stress. Some of the teams the Rebels still have on their schedule will be playing today. If you are watching, here are some opposing players that Ole Miss will be coming up against later this season.
Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
The best tight end in college football and it’s likely not close. Brock Bowers is the big cog in this Georgia offense, the go to guy when they need to make a play. In fact, he’s been a big impact player since his true freshman season. So far this year he is leading the offense in receiving yards again, with 545 yards from 37 receptions. On course to break 1,000 receiving yards on the season for the first time.
Bowers moves like he should weigh much less than the 238 lbs he is listed as. In the open field he is tough to chase down once in full flight, while also hard to tackle due to his size. Bowers is used in many ways, lining up anywhere cross the line of scrimmage, while also utilised on end arounds and other different motion plays.
Bowers is arguably the toughest opposing player Ole Miss has to face on defense. Bowers can change the momentum of the game in a blink of an eye. If you manage to watch the Bulldogs in action today, keep your eyes on Bowers and watch how they scheme up plays to get him the ball.
Eugene Asante, LB, Auburn
The Auburn offense hasn’t been at it’s best so far this season. However, the defense has been much better than many peoples expectations. One of the main playmakers is linebacker Eugene Asante. Going into his 5th season in college, Asante has upped his game drastically and even Georgia head coach Kirby Smart has noticed.
Asante leads the team in tackles by some margin, with 35 total tackles in just 5 games. The Virginia native also has a couple of sacks to his name, which I’m sure he would like more of. He is the fast, athletic playmaker that coaches love having on their defense, being able to play against the run and the pass.
Ole Miss will come up against Eugene Asante next week, with the Rebels RBs as well as Jaxson Dart in for a tough encounter. Expect the number 9 to lead the team in tackles again today against an opposing LSU team.
Will Sheppard, WR, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt have struggled in Clark Lea’s 3rd season. However, Will Sheppard continues to be a playmaker for the Commodores. Sheppard already has 550 receiving yards through 7 games, just over 200 of his seasons best in 2022.
Sheppard has great size for a receiver, standing at 6’4 and 200 lbs. Great in contested catches and has decent ability after the catch. The Senior has 8 TDs this season, grabbing a pair of touchdowns in 3 games.
Sheppard has a big task this weekend, coming up against a very solid Georgia team. One thing is for sure, if Sheppard can have a productive game against a defense that has future calibre NFL stars, he will put the scouts on notice.
Walter Nolan, DL, Texas A&M
The Aggies defense is starting to look like what we all expected, with all the talent acquired. Sophomore Walter Nolan has been a big part of that, alongside Shemar Turner, who needs to get a mention.
Nolan has 22 total tackles, 4 sacks and a pass deflection already this season. Alongside Turner and the the rest of the defensive front, they haven’t let an opposing RB rush for more than 60 yards in a game this season.
The 5 star recruit Nolan comes up against Tennessee today, who offer a very good rushing game. With Ole Miss also having a high octane run game, it will be good to watch Walter Nolan and the Texas A&M defensive front in action.