Game Day: Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

It’s Game Day, and here are the links and clicks to get you through to the 6 p.m. kick.

The Ole Miss contingent did indeed return from its NCAA visit. If there was a resolution to the Laremy Tunsil situation I’m thinking it would have been announced by now. If not, then Tunsil’s representation could be gearing up for legal action.

I noticed earlier this week that Mel Kiper, while bumping Robert Nkemdiche to No. 1 on his big board, dropped Tunsil to No. 4 from No. 2.

Laquon Treadwell is No. 21.

It’s possible that Tunsil runs out on the field tonight given the tight lid that Ole Miss has kept on information, but I doubt it.

Video:

Sean Rawlings

Tony Bridges

 

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Vanderbilt at No. 3 Ole Miss

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (59,347)

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Television: ESPNU

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 158, XM 191.

Records: Vanderbilt 1-2, 0-1 SEC, Ole Miss 3-0, 1-0 SEC

Series: Ole Miss leads 49-38-2

Coaches: Vanderbilt – Derek Mason 4-11, second season, both at Vanderbilt. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 57-22, seventh season overall; 27-15 fourth season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: Vanderbilt – RB Ralph Webb 58-192, 2 TDs. QB Johnny McCrary 70-for-117 passing, 880 yards, 4 TD, 5 INT. WR Trent Sherfield 21 catches, 347 yards, 2 TD. FS Oren Burks 16 tackles, 1 FF. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 21-136, 2 TD. QB – Chad Kelly 47-for-73 passing, 898 yards, 9 TD, 1 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 14 catches, 197 yards, 1 TD. LB Denzel Nkemdiche 15 tackles, 3 TFL.

Trends: Vanderbilt had won five of the last six games in the series before 2013. Ole Miss has won the last two games. Both of those games were in Nashville. Ole Miss hasn’t beaten Vanderbilt in Oxford since 2006.

Notes: No. 3 Ole Miss is the highest-ranked team Vanderbilt will play since the Commodores faced No. 2 Alabama in 2011. … The Commodores lost 31-14 to No. 10 Georgia in Nashville in Week 2. … Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly needs 102 passing yards to reach 1,000 for the season. … Ole Miss has scored 43 or more points in three straight games for the first time in school history.

Summing it up: We’ve got a knack for the ball, and that starts from when we were freshmen.” – Ole Miss DB Trae Elston on the Rebels’ ability to force turnovers

Prediction: Ole Miss 45, Vanderbilt 14

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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