- Can Louisville’s struggling defense stop Ole Miss?
- Is the rush game for Ole Miss underrated?
- Will Louisville have a comeback season after a disappointing one?
It will be a battle of the offense in this Labor Day matchup between Louisville and Ole Miss. This game will be held in a neutral stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. These two teams did not play against each other and this will be a non conference game. It will be a battle of the offense in this game.
Louisville struggled last season finishing 4-7 and the four games they won was mainly due to their offense. Last season Louisville gave up 179.9 rushing yards per game. Ole Miss can use this to their advantage running the ball in this game.
Louisville vs Ole Miss Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAA Football
- Teams: Louisville Cardinals at Ole Miss Rebels
- Where: Atlanta GA, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Date: Monday, September 6th 2021
- Betting Odds: Ole Miss -10, Ole Miss -400, Total 75.5
Louisville Preview: Louisville’s Offense Saves Season
Louisville struggled a tad bit last season with a record of 4-7 and 3-7 in the ACC conference. They finished towards the bottom of the pack but look to bounce back this season. One thing that will help them this season is having Malik Cunningham return this season as their starting quarterback
Malik Cunningham, a Junior this season, has posted great numbers and is looking to do that again. Just last year Cunninghame became the first Louisville quarterback to have consecutive 300- yard passing games. The last person to do that was Lamar Jackson back in 2017.
Malik Cunningham currently is second all time at Louisville for rushing touchdowns at 18. He is the only Louisville QB to have four touchdown passes of at least 75 yards all time. With their defense a work in progress the offense will have to step up to win this game.
Ole Miss Preview: Running Game Getting Noticed
Ole Miss has a powerhouse running back returning for a third season. Jerrion Ealy, a junior this season, is looking for his best one yet. Last season against #2 Alabama, Ealy ran the ball 120 yards and scored two touchdowns. He is one of six to ever rush over 100 yards against the Alabama defense. Last year he rushed for a total of 745 yards.
In 2019 Jerrion Ealy was named the 2019 true freshman all-american, SEC true freshman team, and SEC first team. In his freshman season in 2019 Ealy rushed for 722 yards. He is looking to continue rushing the ball for Ole Miss getting them back into contention for the college football rankings.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game
Neither team will truly have home field advantage in this game as it is being played in a neutral setting. But the advantage will be the run game for Ole Miss. Ole Miss is still feeling the energy from their bowl game win against #7 Indiana last season. With Louisville’s struggling defense, Ole Miss will be able to out score and win this game.
Louisville vs Ole Miss Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Ole Miss -10
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