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Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview – October 11, 2014

Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview – October 11, 2014

After losing their undefeated record on the road to Mississippi State, Kenny Hill and the Texas A&M Aggies will have another tough assignment, this time at home against the other unbeaten Mississippi team, Ole Miss. The Rebels are coming off a terrific upset win over the Alabama Crimson Tide at home, and have a defense capable of stopping Kenny Trill and the high-powered Aggies attack in their tracks.

Speaking of Mississippi State, the Bulldogs are also in action against the defending SEC champions, Auburn. Read up on their battle of the undefeated SEC West teams here right after reviewing the Rebels’ clash with the Aggies.

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Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas A&M Aggies Betting Preview

Where: Kyle Field, College Station

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014, Time TBD

Line: Ole Miss Rebels (+3) at Texas A&M Aggies (-3)– view all NCAA Football lines

Betting on the Ole Miss Rebels

The Ole Miss Rebels are legit. After breezing through their opening four non-conference games and winning by an average of 30 points, the Rebels began conference play by bringing down the No. 3-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at home, 23-17, putting themselves very much in contention for the College Football Playoff. The 5-0 Rebs are also a perfect 5-0 covering the spread this season.

[sc:NCAA240banner ]Ole Miss has cracked the top three in the rankings this week, but its defense is arguably No. 1 in the nation already. The Rebels had given up just 8.5 points per game in their first four games before essentially neutering an Alabama offense that had been averaging 42 points and close to 600 yards to just 17 and 396 on Saturday.

Their pass defense clinched the upset win with a late interception, already their 10th pick in five games. That terrific unit looks well-prepped to contain another explosive offense in Texas A&M, whose quarterback has been much too generous in giving the ball away in recent weeks.

The Rebels’ own quarterback, Bo Wallace, has also been a little careless throwing the football, with six INTs in his first four games. But the senior was much more careful against Alabama as he threw three TDs with no picks. He was also incredible in the clutch against the Tide, with two touchdown passes in the last six minutes of the game to seal the win.

The Rebels running game, which hasn’t moved the ball particularly well this season, could have much more success running against an Aggies front that has struggled mightily against the run, but by and large, Wallace’s capable arm will have to carry the Ole Miss offense.

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Betting on the Texas A&M Aggies


Kenny Hill wasn’t so trill in the Aggies’ heavy 48-31 defeat to Mississippi State on Saturday. Hill had by far the worst game of his young college career as he threw three interceptions, making it three straight games he’s thrown at least one pick.

After struggling against a Mississippi State defense that hasn’t been particularly terrific against the pass, Hill could have an even tougher time throwing against an Ole Miss defense that’s one of the best in the nation in pass defense. If Hill has another multiple-turnover game like he did against the Bulldogs, the Aggies won’t stand much of a chance.

But despite his struggles, Hill still managed to throw for 365 yards and four touchdown passes, his fourth four-TD game in six games. Hill has distributed the wealth among his receiving corps (six receivers have 12 or more catches) very well this season, which should prevent the Ole Miss defense from keying in on just one target.

On the other side of the ball, the Texas A&M defense will be happy to not be facing a top rushing team this week. Ole Miss doesn’t rely on the run as heavily as Arkansas or Mississippi State, who gashed the Aggies for over 560 combined rushing yards in the last two weeks.

However, its secondary will be under scrutiny against the Rebels. That unit didn’t perform as well in its first and so far only test this year when it allowed 366 yards and four touchdowns to South Carolina in Week 1.

Texas A&M has failed to cover in four of its last six home games dating back to November 2013.

Writer’s Prediction

Ole Miss finds it much tougher to replicate its great play on the road as Hill and the Aggies (-3) offense fires on all cylinders to deliver a big home win.

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