Game Day: Keys To Victory

If Ole Miss does these things it will beat Vanderbilt for Win No. 6 and bowl-eligibility …

3 Keys To Victory

1.Pressure Rodgers
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers has been known to give it away at times, and he’ll stand in the pocket behind a line that is giving up two sacks a game.

The Rebels were all over Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the first half, a key factor in why the Bulldogs didn’t lead until the half’s final seconds.

The Rebels tied a season-high with five sacks last week and would benefit from a repeat performance. They are second in the SEC and tied for 11th in the nation with 3.0 sacks per game.

2.Revive the run game
Freeze and his offensive staff knew adjustments would come against what had been a very successful run game.
Now with more than half a season of video to break down, defenses are indeed playing the Rebels’ zone read game differently. Whether through personnel, scheme or play-calling, it’s up to Freeze to and his staff to make their adjustments.

3.Feed off the crowd
Before the sweat had dried at Georgia Freeze was already calling on Ole Miss fans to turn out in high numbers and be loud at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium tonight.

Ole Miss fans have responded by buying all tickets for what is expected to be an energetic evening atmosphere.
If the Rebels can make the plays to keep the crowd in the game they can make things very tough on Vanderbilt which was affected by the environment in its only other SEC road night game this season, a 45-3 loss at Georgia.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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