A statistical look at Ole Miss’ season to date shows a defense which starts out strong but fades over the course of the game…
•In the first halves, Ole Miss’ opponents have rushed for 224 yards on 59 carries (3.8 yards). In the second halves? On the same amount of carries, 371 yards (6.29). Take that a step further, and isolate just the first quarter – 30 carries for 58 yards (1.93).
… and a struggling offense.
•In the first halves of the first three games, Ole Miss has completed a combined 14 of 30 passes, for 146 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
•On third downs, Ole Miss has run the ball 15 times, for negative-34 yards.
•The average starting position for the opposition after a turnover is the Ole Miss 40.5-yard line.
On paper, this looks like a game in which Georgia simply needs to be patient on offense, avoid mistakes and grind the Rebel Black Bears down. Let’s hope that’s not easier said than done.