Ask Parrish Alford: Who has the edge?

OFFENSE

Quarterback: For Ole Miss, Bo Wallace needs 92 passing yards to reach 3,000 for the season, something he didn’t do through all 13 games last year. He’s reduced his interceptions by more than 50 percent compared to this week last season. The Bulldogs may rely heavily on little-used freshman Damien Williams.

Edge: Ole Miss

Offensive line: MSU senior Gabe Jackson has an edge on the Rebels’ freshman Laremy Tunsil because of his experience. The teams have run the ball with similar success, but MSU has been better in pass protection.

Edge: Mississippi State

Running backs: Ole Miss has three backs averaging better than 5 yards a carry. The Bulldogs have varying styles, but their depth hasn’t produced the same numbers. Their leading rusher is QB Dak Prescott, who has been ruled out by MSU coach Dan Mullen.

Edge: Ole Miss

Wide receivers: The Rebels have four who have made big plays, though drops have been an occasional problem. MSU’s Jameon Lewis can get behind an opponent’s secondary, but the Bulldogs lack depth at the position.

Edge: Ole Miss

DEFENSE

Defensive line: MSU’s P.J. Smith, Denico Autry and Chris Jones have combined for 16.5 tackles for loss, but so have Cameron Whigham, Issac Gross and Robert Nkemdiche for Ole Miss. Arkansas, a pretty good rushing team, recently ran effectively on both teams.

Edge: Even

Linebackers: MSU’s Benardrick McKinney and the Rebels’ Serderius Bryant have similar numbers, but the Bulldogs have more depth.

Edge: Mississippi State

Secondary: Ole Miss has allowed a few more passing yards but half as many touchdowns (nine) as MSU (18).

Edge: Ole Miss

SPECIAL TEAMS

MSU is only 8-for-18 on field goal attempts, while Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter has hit 14-for-19 and knocked through a big 41-yarder in a game-winning situation against LSU.

The Rebels are fifth in the SEC in kickoff coverage to MSU’s 12th, fifth in punt returns to the Bulldogs’ 14th.

Edge: Ole Miss