Following a respectable 3-3 start, Saturday’s host Ole Miss has lost three straight. Fortunately for the Rebels, this weekend’s opponent New Mexico State is 0-8 in 2019. One team will find a win to open Nov. as the other’s misfortune continues.
Ole Miss opens as the 28.5 point favorite vs. NMSU.
Ole Miss hunts for first win in past monthAfter winning just one conference game last year, Ole Miss has surpassed that total with two in 2019. And while even with a likely win today the Rebels will miss bowl season, steady improvement has marked Ole Miss’ 2019 run.
Though, it’s hard to tell with the Rebels’ three straight losses and 1-5 record since Sept. 21. Last weekend, in a surprisingly close encounter Ole Miss gained an ATS win while losing 20-14 SU vs. Auburn. As the Tigers’ running game underwhelmed vs. MSU’s front line, Bo Nix rescued his program from major upset by gaining 340 passing yards while completing 30 of 44. That passing yardage enabled Tigers back D.J. Williams to add an end zone trot to accompany Nix’s crucial ground score.
The comeback attempt falls just short at No. 11 Auburn. pic.twitter.com/9znN52yVkI— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) November 3, 2019
To cap a somewhat uplifting defeat, Rebels quarterback John Rhys Plumlee (11 of 21, 86 yards, one interception) and freshman running back Snoop Conner added rushing touchdowns.
Georgia State explodes on ground vs. winless NMSURanked #119 offensively FBS (18.0 ppg) and #129 defensively (42.4 points allowed) vs. the nation’s 58th toughest schedule independent New Mexico State remains winless in 2019.
With early losses vs. Washington State and Alabama, the Aggies recently fell 41-7 against Georgia Southern. The Eagles added 406 offensive yards, with three of those yards coming through the air. In one of the more bizarre stat lines this year, GSU ran for 403 yards in a display harkening to football before the forward pass. Eagles backs Wesley Kennedy and J.D. King added 143 ground yards to keep New Mexico State’s drought alive.
Sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins (13 of 23, 59 yards) threw two interceptions vs. Georgia State. Senior running back Jason Huntley (133 yards) provided the Aggies’ lone week ten score.
Trends courtesy of Covers.com
- Aggies are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Aggies are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Aggies are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Rebels are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Rebels are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.