Week 13 Picks: Ole Miss at Mississippi State | Andy Staples | 11.20.23
The final week of the 2023 school soccer season will carry us one of the historic rivalries within the SEC between the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs, also called the Egg Bowl. Within the days main as much as the sport, on the Andy Staples On3 Podcast, the school soccer professional introduced in Jake Crain to debate the matchup and make their betting picks for the sport.
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Time/Date: 6:30 P.M. CT/ Nov. 23
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Location: Starkville, MS
“Fan Duel has this at Mississippi State +12.5,” mentioned Staples. “I’ve seen it in different places at Mississippi State +11; Ole Miss is gonna cowl regardless of the unfold is. On this rivalry, you don’t really feel unhealthy for the opposite staff in the event that they fireplace their coach. You beat them down when you can beat them down.”
2023 has been powerful for Mississippi State, and it began final season with the tragic lack of former head coach Mike Leach. His passing left this system in a proverbial tailspin. His defensive coordinator, Zach Arnett, was employed to exchange him, However his teaching staff didn’t survive its first season as he was fired promptly following the Bulldogs’ 51-10 loss to Texas A&M in Week 11.
Crain is stride for stride with Staples’s evaluation and agrees that Ole Miss mustn’t present any mercy to their in-state rival regardless of the present disarray of this system. In reality, the school soccer professional takes it a step additional and suggests the Rebels beat the Bulldogs so badly that they set this system again so far as they presumably can.
“For those who get an opportunity to step on the throat, you step on the throat,” mentioned Crain. “You wish to set them again so far as you presumably can when they’re down.
“Right here’s what I’ll say about this recreation: Mississippi State goes to play free. They’re going to play unfastened, and that’s nice. It’s a nice story (of) what Greg Knox has been capable of do coming off the firing of Zach Arnett, who took over following the tragic lack of Mike Leach… I believe Mississippi State will put up a combat early; this recreation will likely be tighter than what folks suppose, perhaps even going into halftime.”
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Though not seen above, the most important motive Crain believes Ole Miss ought to take this route is to learn head coach Lane Kiffin. Kiffin has caught a ton of slack throughout his time because the Rebels head coach for his lack of ability to win greater than 10 video games persistently in a season or decide up victories after they matter most.