Ole Miss vs Troy Prediction, Game Preview
Ole Miss vs Troy prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3
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Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Ole Miss (0-0), Troy (0-0)
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Ole Miss vs Troy Game Preview
Why Troy Will Win
The Trojans should come up with a stronger offense with so much experience returning.
They might not have been all that explosive, but it has the parts now to do a whole lot more. The Ole Miss defense has some help from the transfer portal, and the linebackers will be a plus, but this isn’t going to be a brick wall. As long as the Troy O can hit the third down plays, it’ll be doing its job.
It’s the other side that’s the biggest strength.
Troy’s defense was great last year, the pass rush is going to be a bother for the Rebels, and the secondary likely won’t be gouged.
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Why Ole Miss Will Win
Can the Trojans keep up any sort of a pace?
They’ll be better on offense, and they have the veteran playmakers to stretch the field, but they’re going to have to deal with the Rebel attack that isn’t going to skip a beat after a fantastic 2021.
The line might be doing some shuffling, and Matt Corral might be gone, but USC transfer Jaxson Dart is a terrific quarterback who can make it all go.
The running backs reloaded – getting Zach Evans from TCU was a big plus – and the receiving corps went big in the transfer portal and at tight end – USC transfer Michael Trigger is about to go off.
Again, Troy’s O is stronger, but it’s got a long way to go after finishing 109th in the nation total offense with no downfield passing attack.