Boise State at Ole Miss Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 8/24/2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford
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On Thursday night, Boise State Broncos will have a tough task on their hands to open up their season as they will have to take on the #18 Ole Miss Rebels.
Boise State may have finished 2013 with a 6-2 conference record and an 8-5 record overall, but they will consider their year to be a failure. They couldn't handle most of their tougher opponents and finished their season with by losing 38-23 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl to Oregon State
The Broncos' 2014 recruiting class should have an instant impact, especially safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, who was a top 100 prospect. Senior quarterback Grant Hedrick will get his first chance to be the full-time starter this year after throwing for 1,825 yards and 16 touchdowns last year.
Ole Miss weren't able to beat the toughest of the tough in the SEC last year, but they did finish with an 8-5 overall record, which was capped off with their Music City Bowl win over Georgia Tech. The Rebels passed for 283.3 yards per game in 2013, which was good enough for 24th in the country. They also had a top 40 defense.
If the Rebels are going to move even further up the SEC standings this season, they will need quarterback Bo Wallace to continue to improve. The senior has 26 career starts to his name and finished 2013 with 3,346 yards passing with 18 touchdowns.
Injuries to Watch
Boise State Broncos
08/23/14 TE Holden Huff Suspension expected to miss Thursday vs. Mississippi
Ole Miss Rebels
08/21/14 WR Sammie Epps Suspension out indefinitely
08/15/14 DB Carlos Davis ACL out for season
08/15/14 DB Tee Shepard Foot out for season
08/02/14 DB Chief Brown Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ole Miss
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