Bold predictions are back for the week 10 match-up against SEC West rivals Texas A&M. We just missed out on one last weekend, lets see if we can go one better this Saturday.
Over 250 team rushing yards
Texas A&M have been stout against the run, giving up an average of under 100 rushing yards per game. However, they did give it up 232 total yards against Tennessee, with Jaylen Wright rushing for 136 yards.
Ole Miss have a top tier running game, headed by running back Quinshon Judkins and supported by fellow RB Ulysses Bentley IV and QB Jaxson Dart. Judkins has had three100 yard games in his last 4 and has found his freshman season form, after a slow start to 2023.
This offense could easily go off in the run game, as we have seen this season already, with all 3 guys mentioned combining for 317 yards against LSU.
If the Rebels manage to surpass 250 yards on the ground today, then it should come with a an 8th win of the season.
4 turnovers for the Rebels defense
Turnovers can help win games, 4 of them will likely win you them. Ole Miss defense are coming off a 2 turnover game against Vanderbilt, with 2 interceptions from Trey Washington.
Texas A&M QB Max Johnson has struggled behind a poor offensive line, being sacked numerous times and throwing 4 interceptions in four and a bit games. Two of those came against Tennessee, in a bad day for both sides of the ball.
If Johnson throws another 2 interceptions at a minimum, then Ole Miss could easily force a couple of fumble recoveries. However, the Aggies have only had 10 turnovers, so this is a very bold predictions.
Ole Miss win the game without an offensive TD
This could happen in a few ways, but with how good the Texas A&M defense can be, it’s a possibility.
Firstly, i believe it’s easily possible that one of those takeaways mentioned above is taken back for a defensive touchdown. That combined with 5 field goals gives you a semi decent 22 points. In their last two losses, the Aggies have scored just 20 and 13 points. Not the highest target to reach.
I don’t see a problem with Ole Miss moving the ball into the Aggies side of the field or into the red zone. If the Rebels have an off day when in short TD range, they might have to settle for field goals.
It’s not out of the question to think Lane Kiffin’s team can win the game with just field goals. Things need to go their way, such as a clean defensive display. It’s bold, but a possibility.