Ole Miss Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (+3.5)
The Tennessee Volunteers (4-2) will take on the Ole Miss Rebels (4-1) at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Tennessee opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 79.
The Ole Miss Rebels head into this game 4-1 for this season. In their last game, the Rebels stepped onto the field against the Arkansas Razorbacks and took home the win by a score of 52-51. Matt Corral finished 14/21 with 287 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 212.9 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Henry Parrish Jr. was the best rusher for the Rebels with 18 carries for 111 yds (6.2 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 70 plays which totaled 611 yds. The Ole Miss Rebels ran the ball 49 times and accounted for 324 yards, which came out to an average of 6.6 yards per carry. On the ground, the Rebels conceded 350 yards on 58 attempts, which is 6.0 yards per rush surrendered. Ole Miss gave up 25 pass completions on 35 attempts for 326 yards, and a completion rate of 71.4%.
The Rebels have racked up 2,808 yards in total for the year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Ole Miss has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 times. Ole Miss has 141 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 51 infractions for 455 yards. As a team they maintain an average of 259.6 yards on the ground ranking them 5th in college football. When talking about putting points on the board, the Ole Miss Rebels have an average of 46.2 PPG.
Regarding passing yards, the Rebels have conceded 1,193 yards which ranks them 67th in Division 1. They are conceding 238.6 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.6%. In total, they have surrendered 432.2 yards/outing which has them sitting 114th in the country. They have yielded 9 touchdowns by air in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 193.6 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have allowed 968 rushing yards through 5 games. The Rebels are sitting in 113th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 31.0 PPG.
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The Volunteers head into this game 4-2 for this season. In their last game, the Volunteers took home the win by a final score of 45-20 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. Hendon Hooker ran the ball 20 times for 66 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yards per attempt for Tennessee. Hendon Hooker (3 TDs) walked away from the game with 225 yds on 17/23 passing while his quarterback rate was 199.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.8. Tennessee gave up 41 rushing attempts for 153 yards (3.7 yds per rush). The Volunteers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 61.8%, surrendering 217 yards on 21 out of 34 passing. The Volunteers finished with a total of 472 yards on 72 plays (6.6 yds per play). Tennessee ran the ball for 5.0 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 247 yards on 49 attempts.
The Tennessee Volunteers have an average of 473.3 yards/outing, ranking them 19th in the country. The Tennessee offense has 349 yards of penalties on 35 violations, ranking them 64th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. For the year so far, the Volunteers have thrown for a total of 1,323 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 220.5 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 80th in the country. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Volunteers are sitting 7th in D-1 averaging 41.5 PPG.
Tennessee has yielded a total of 673 yards on the ground (112.2 yards/game) and 8 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 232.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 85th in the country. The Volunteers defense has taken the field for 424 plays, which has them sitting 113th in the country. The Volunteers are allowing 21.5 points per game, which has them ranked 49th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 129 total points.
Who will win tonight's Rebels/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Volunteers +3.5
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