Tuesday saw the official college rankings released, with Ole Miss holding the number 10 position. The Rebels have a small chance of making the college football playoffs. However, they must win out and it starts on Saturday against Texas A&M in week 10.
Ole Miss are on a four game winning streak, all against SEC teams. With both an outside chance of an SEC title game and a spot in the college football playoffs. Teams will need to drop games, but firstly they need to take care of their own business.
The Rebels take on and up and down Aggies team, struggling to find a rhythm under head coach Jimbo Fisher over the last few seasons.
The Aggies are coming of a week 9 win over South Carolina, one Fisher really needed after back-to-back losses against Alabama and Tennessee. The win held off his critics for now. However, Jimbo Fisher is a coach under pressure.
The defense is doing their part, allowing opposing offenses an average of 269.3 yards per game. That number has them ranked 8th in college football, ahead of current champions Georgia.
The Aggies offense is where the problem lays. The unfortunate injury to starting QB Connor Weigman has set them back this season, with back-up Max Johnson stepping in. Johnson is a decent QB, but doesn’t posses the skills that Weigman has. On top of that, the offensive line has been a weakness for the Aggies.
The Rebels have won the last two games against Texas A&M, but are only 3-9 in the series between the two teams.
Both teams desperately need the win for different reasons. A win for Ole Miss sets them up for a big one in week 11 in Athens against Georgia.
Things you need to know for week 10:
Start time and how to watch:
Saturday, Nov. 4
Kickoff time is set for 11:00 a.m. CST/12:00 a.m. EST
TV at SECN
The Rebels are currently sitting at -3 point favourites
The total is set at 54.0 points