Ole Miss host regional rival Memphis in a rematch of last years stunning upset when the Tigers and All-American quarterback Paxton Lynch defeated the Rebels 37-24. Despite last season’s loss to Memphis, the Rebels have won 15 of the last 20 meetings between the schools and own a huge 48-11-2 edge in the all-time series.
Memphis Tigers at Mississippi Rebels (-14.5, 69)
Time: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 1, 2016
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi
Memphis goes into Oxford on Saturday and the Rebels will be waiting for them full of revenge for the 37-24 loss in Memphis last year. Memphis has looked real good this year but the competition hasn’t been the best and the step up in competition will prove interesting for the Tigers. Regardless of competition, it is obvious that the Tigers have a nice offense and although Junior QB Riley Ferguson is no Paxton Lynch, he has had a great year so far. He will be going up against a Rebel defense that has had troubles all year. They have had to face some tough offenses especially Alabama and Georgia but they do rank 102nd in total defense and because of this we believe the Tigers can keep this one close. Chad Kelly has been exactly what we expected from him this year and the Rebels will score their share of points today, there is no doubt about that. Here is the catch for us, the Rebels are 2-2 and heading into their bye week. How much is that revenge really going to matter as Ole Miss will be not playing in any of the Big Bowls this year. Another reason we like the underdog here is because of the carelessness of the Rebel offense. They have turned the ball over 8 times in their 4 games and those are the things that keep underdogs very live. Especially a live dog that returns 16 starters and have seen this Rebel team just last year. There will be no intimidation factor for these Tigers. Backing our selection is the fact that the Rebels are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
So lets get the job done with the Memphis Tigers as your free play for college football on Saturday.
Free College Football Play: Memphis Tigers +14.5 points