The Texas Longhorns are coming off a major road loss to the BYU Cougars in week two. Mack Brown has seen his hot seat get a bit hotter and he also fired defensive coordinator Manny Diaz after allowing an astounding 40 points. The Longhorns dropped out of the top-25 and are in need of a big win in week three.
On the other side of the field, the Ole Miss Rebels will be traveling to Texas to take on these Longhorns. The Rebels under Hugh Freeze are 2-0 and have found their way into the top-25 for the first time this year in the final spot. This will be Ole Miss’s first real test this season.
Texas has a solid offense with David Ash leading at quarterback. The bad thing for the offense is that Ash may be out in week three because of a head injury he suffered against BYU. Ash has 594 yards and six touchdowns with just two interceptions in two games as well as 125 rushing yards and a touchdown. The run game behind Johnathan Gray is one of the top-20 attacks in the nation.
Ole Miss is led by quarterback Bo Wallace and he’s a big reason this team is 2-0 early in the season. Passing for 471 yards, two touchdowns and a completion percentage of 63, this team is in good hands. Senior running back Jeff Scott is averaging more than 10 yards per carry — splitting time.
Defensively, the Longhorns seems to be in the biggest trouble. While they only gave up seven points in week one, Brown’s squad gave up 40 points in week two, including 679 total yards allowed. Ole Miss has given up a combined 678 yards all season long. Yes, less yardage given up than the Longhorns gave up in one contest.
Ole Miss will be traveling to Texas to take on the Longhorns at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 14. The game will be aired on the Longhorn Network.
Prediction: Ole Miss 31, Texas 38
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