NCAAF Games of the Year: Horns have home edge over Ole Miss

Jun 21, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest games of the college football season. Covers Expert Matt Fargo gives you his insight into some of the marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NCAAF Week 3: Ole Miss Rebels at Texas Longhorns (-8)
Past History: Texas 1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS, 1-0 O/U since 2001
Early look at the Rebels: Ole Miss was picked to finish dead last in the SEC West by most but came away with a 6-6 record and went on to defeat Pittsburgh in the Compass Bowl last season. The Rebels are still a work in progress but they are going in the right direction under second-year head coach Hugh Freeze. The future looks very bright after coming away with the No. 7 recruiting class in the country (according to Rivals).
Early look at the Longhorns: After a horrific 2010 season, where it missed a bowl game, the Longhorns have improved each of the last two years and last season's 9-4 record shows it may be coming back to prominence. Ten starters are back on offense and it will be up to the defense to toughen itself up after taking a pounding last season. Should the stop unit show considerable improvement, this is a national championship sleeper.
Where this line will move: Mississippi will be out for revenge following last season's embarrassing 66-31 loss at home but that doesn't mean much on the road. Should Texas be able to take care of BYU the previous week on the road, this line likely has no where to go but up.

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