Two teams desperately trying to become eligible for the postseason will face off on Saturday as Ole Miss hosts Vanderbilt.
Mississippi has four losses on the year, although all four were against teams currently ranked in the Top 25. Other than that, it has taken care of business against inferior teams.
Vanderbilt had an easier schedule as a member of the SEC East, but was still defeated by the top three teams in the division, as well as Northwestern earlier in the year.
Still, this battle is certain to highlight the depth of the best conference in the nation.
Here is everything you need to know about this SEC matchup.
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, University, Miss.
When: November 10 at 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Spread: Ole Miss (-3) via Vegas Insider
The only common opponent between these teams this year was Auburn. Ole Miss defeated the Tigers by three touchdowns, while Vanderbilt only squeaked out a four-point win.
However, the Commodores have won three-straight games and look better every game. Prior to this stretch, they scored 17 on Florida, which has one of the best defenses in the league.
Ole Miss should have the advantage playing at home, but it might be too close to concede three points.
Injury Report (via USA Today)
WR Jacquese Kirk (Ankle) Questionable
OL Josh Jelesky (Undisclosed) Questionable
DB Wesley Pendleton (Ankle) Questionable
LB Aaron Garbutt (Illness) Questionable
DB Senquez Golson (Concussion) Questionable
What's at Stake?
The only thing these teams have left to play for is bowl eligibility. This is a big deal for Ole Miss after only six wins in the last two years.
Each team sits at five wins, meaning they both only need one more win. However, there are hardly any guaranteed wins left on the schedule for either side.
These teams should play as though this is a must-win game.
Vanderbilt Player to Watch: Jordan Matthews
The junior receiver is 15th in the nation with 850 receiving yards, but he has had his best games this year against the toughest opponents.
In three games against Georgia, Florida and South Carolina, he totaled 24 receptions for 397 yards and two touchdowns. These three teams are all in the Top 10 in the BCS Rankings, but Matthews still found a way to have big performances in each contest.
He will need to have one more big day against the Rebels to help his team get its sixth win.
Ole Miss Player to Watch: Jeff Scott
Although he has struggled lately, the junior running back is the key for Ole Miss to have a successful day on the offensive end.
Jeff Scott leads the Rebels with 633 rushing yards and six touchdowns. For the year, he has an impressive average of five yards per carry.
In the last two games, however, he has been held to 71 yards on 34 carries. This only equals 2.1 yards per carry.
The coaching staff has to make sure Scott gets enough carries early on to get himself going. If he has success, the rest of the team will follow suit.
Prediction: Ole Miss 28, Vanderbilt 27
Both teams will understand the importance of this game and will come out to play. The home crowd should make a factor late and it will give Ole Miss the extra push necessary to pull out the narrow win.
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