Preview: Mississippi at Georgia Tech

When: 3:15 PM ET, Monday, December 30, 2013
Where: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee


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1. Two highly productive offenses will be on display when Georgia Tech meets Mississippi in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville, Tenn. The Yellow Jackets are fifth in the nation in rushing (311.7) with a variety of weapons and Ole Miss has shown a bit more balance with quarterback Bo Wallace throwing for 3,090 yards and 17 touchdowns. Georgia Tech is 4-5 since beating Duke and North Carolina while the Rebels finished with two losses, but own solid victories over LSU and Texas. 

2. The key may be which defense can come up with a big play to turn the momentum. All-SEC defensive back Cody Prewitt has six interceptions for Ole Miss, including one each in the last two games, and Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu is tied for second in the country in sacks with 12.

3. Georgia Tech plays in a bowl game for the 17th straight season and is 23-18 overall after snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 21-7 victory over USC in last year’s Sun Bowl. The Rebels are 22-12, including wins in nine of their last 10 bowl games, and have split with the Yellow Jackets – winning the 1971 Peach Bowl and losing the 1953 Sugar Bowl.

TV: 3:15 p.m., ESPN. LINE: Mississippi -3

ABOUT MISSISSIPPI (7-5, 3-5 SEC): Wallace completes 64.4 percent of his passes and has three receivers with impressive numbers - Donte Moncrief (53 catches, 825 yards), Ja-Mes Logan (44, 583) and Laquon Treadwell (67, 557). The Rebels have given up 196 yards or more on the ground five times this season and an average of 155.2 overall. Ole Miss does not have a standout runner, but put up 187.4 rushing yards per contest and the Rebels had 340 passing against Auburn in an eight-point loss on the road.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH (7-5, 5-3 ACC): David Sims rushed for at least 100 yards in three of his last five contests to lead the team with 846 and 11 touchdowns while versatile Robert Godhigh had three 100-yard games running the ball and is the team’s leader in receiving yards. Quarterback Vad Lee had four touchdown passes against a solid Duke defense in the second game and only six in the other 11 while completing only 47.2 percent of his passes. Attaochu has 31 career sacks to tie Greg Gathers (1999-2002) for the school record.

PREDICTION: Mississippi 31, Georgia Tech 28
 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Mississippi 7-5 L2 30.4 24.2 5-2 2-3 0-3 0-0 3-5
Georgia Tech 7-5 L1 36.6 22.7 5-2 2-3 7-5 0-0 5-3

Last Meeting

Mississippi Georgia Tech
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
No Previous Meeting.

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
MISS N/A
GT N/A
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
MISS N/A
GT N/A
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
MISS N/A
GT N/A
TDs Player TD
MISS N/A
GT N/A
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
MISS B. Wallace 64.4 3090 17 9
GT V. Lee 47.2 1414 10 9
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
MISS I. Mathers 83 506 6.1 3
GT D. Sims 151 846 5.6 11
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
MISS D. Moncrief 53 825 15.6 5
GT R. Godhigh 21 420 20.0 2
TDs Player TD
MISS J. Walton 8
GT D. Sims 12

Quickchart Matchup

Mississippi Off vs  Georgia Tech Def
473.4 yards
350.5 yards
4.7 yards/rush
3.4 yards/rush
7.5 yards/attempt
7.5 yards/attempt
Georgia Tech Off vs  Mississippi Def
440.7 yards
376.5 yards
5.6 yards/rush
4 yards/rush
8.3 yards/attempt
6.9 yards/attempt

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Mississippi Overall Georgia Tech
7-5-0 W/L 7-5-0
6-6-0 ATS 5-6-1
6-6-0 O/U 8-4-0
30.4 Pts For 36.6
24.2 Pts Against 22.7
Mississippi A/H Georgia Tech
2-3 W/L 5-2
2-3-0 ATS 4-3-0
2-3-0 O/U 4-3-0
23.0 Pts For 40.7
26.0 Pts Against 13.6