No. 22 Mississippi to begin Altmyer vs Central Arkansas,
Central Arkansas (0-1) at No. 22 Mississippi (1-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network+)
Line: No line, in response to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Series report: Ole Miss 1-0 (2012 win was vacated by NCAA)
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Ole Miss performs a FCS crew forward of its first street journey and presumably stiffer competitors, at Georgia Tech. It’s one other probability for the Rebels to shake out their quarterback scenario earlier than larger video games. Central Arkansas is making an attempt to enhance on its 3-15 report in opposition to FBS groups since transferring as much as Division I in 2006 and beat a Southeastern Conference crew for the primary time in 4 tries.
The Central Arkansas protection has to attempt to decelerate Zach Evans and the Ole Miss operating sport. The Rebels averaged six yards on 44 carries in opposition to Troy, racking up 266 yards and three touchdowns on the bottom. Evans was the largest star with 130 yards however freshman Quinshon Judkins ran for 87 and a landing and Ulysses Bentley IV may get extra probabilities too.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Central Arkansas: RB Darius Hale opened the season with a 99-yard sport. He rushed for 1,015 yards and 17 touchdowns as a freshman. Hale was runner-up for the Jerry Rice Award, given to the highest FCS freshman.
Ole Miss: QB Luke Altmyer is ready to get his beginning flip after USC switch Jaxson Dart bought the nod within the first sport. Altmyer tried solely two passes in opposition to Troy, finishing one for 13 yards.
FACTS & FIGURES
The Rebels’ 10-game house profitable streak is the longest in Oxford since profitable 33 in a row from 1952-64. … Central Arkansas truly led 20-14 at halftime in these groups’ solely different assembly, a decade in the past. Ole Miss wound up profitable 49-27, a victory later vacated for NCAA violations. … Ole Miss performed 27 new gamers within the opener in opposition to Troy, together with 9 first-time starters. … Ole Miss LB Khari Coleman turned solely the third Rebel since 1999 to report 5 tackles for loss in a sport. The Rebels scored touchdowns on all 4 journeys inside Troy’s 20-yard line.
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