College Football Picks: Prescott Will Lead Mississippi St. (+1) vs. Ole Miss

Ross Benjamin

Friday, November 27, 2015 8:53 PM GMT

We’re going to break down Saturday’s heated rivalry game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Go inside to find out what team our college football pick is on and why we’ve chosen them.

“Egg Bowl” in Biloxi on Saturday
Mississippi State and Ole Miss will write another chapter in their annual “Egg Bowl” rivalry. The opening kickoff at Davis Wade Stadium in Biloxi, Mississippi is slated for 7:15 PM ET. According to college football odds at Bookmaker, Ole Miss is a 1-point road favorite, and the posted total is 64. The home team has won each of the last four games played between these fierce rivals.

 

Questions arise with Ole Miss Defense
There’s no denying the speed and athleticism that Ole Miss possesses on defense. However, I’m beginning to wonder if they’re wearing down a bit during this final stretch of the season. The Rebels stop unit allowed 615 yards to Arkansas two weeks ago in a 52-51 loss, and then last week despite defeating LSU 38-17, they allowed the Tigers to rack up 508 yards of total offense. What’s been especially concerning is the play of their secondary recently. Opponents have passed for 302 yards or more in four of the last five games against Ole Miss.

 

Final Swan Song at Home for Dak Prescott
This will be the last time in which Dak Prescott will play at Davis Wade Stadium in his illustrious four year career. Prescott enters Saturday’s huge rivalry game with 8,742 career passing yards, and 64 touchdown passes against just 21 interceptions. Prescott has also accounted for 2411 yards rushing and ran for 40 touchdowns. He’s enjoying arguably his finest season of his college career in 2015, throwing for 3159 yards thus far, tossing 23 touchdown passes against only 3 picks, rushing for 478 yards, and has also run for 9 touchdowns.

 

Final Analysis and Pick
Dak Prescott has thrown for 1806 yards and 15 touchdowns over the past five games. During that stretch he’s also run for 258 yards and 6 touchdowns. Considering how poorly the Ole Miss passing defense has performed in recent games, it certainly shapes up to be an ideal spot for Prescott and the Bulldogs. I’m going to follow that line of thinking when it comes time to make my college football picks this week.

College Football Picks: Play on Mississippi State +1 at Bookmaker

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