The Ole Miss Rebels will try to recover from their loss to Alabama when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Rebels (8-2, 4-2 in SEC) saw their chances of reaching the SEC Championship Game end on Saturday when they played in Oxford, Miss.
The Rebels can still finish with 10 wins and an invite to a premier bowl game.
Arkansas (5-5, 2-4) has fallen far short of expectations this season. The Razorbacks must win one of their last two games to advance to a bowl game.
Here are the predictions for Saturday’s game from the staff of The Grove Report.
Collier Logan, Staff Writer: Ole Miss may be shaken by his loss to Alabama, but the Rebels will be able to deal with the Razorbacks down the road. Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 17
Zack Dimmitt, Staff Writer: Despite being 14th, the Rebels feel defeated knowing their chances of making the SEC title game are over. But that won’t stop Ole Miss from rolling over the Razorbacks. Ole Miss 37, Arkansas 13
Matthew Postins, staff writer: Coach Lane Kiffin keeps replaying that final series of games against Alabama in his mind. And he should be. He should have run the ball at least once in those last four games the way his offensive line slashed Alabama. There was enough time for that. Ole Miss has to get over it and they should be able to beat Arkansas in a close affair in Fayetteville. Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 24
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Cole Thompson, Staff Writer: Will Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin have his thoughts on Saturday’s road trip to Arkansas? Actually yes. Remember, thanks to a failed two-point conversion by Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson last season, the tale was Ole Miss squeaking at home from Arkansas. Kiffin is here to make it clear that the Rebels, not the Hogs, are the team on the rise. With a ninth win on the list, all eyes are on Oxford as Kiffin looks set to become the first manager in Ole Miss history to end a season with ten straight wins. Ole Miss 45, Arkansas 28
Connor Zimmerlee, Editor: That game in Arkansas might make life a little difficult for Ole Miss, but I don’t know how much it will matter. I trust Ole Miss more on this one, even in a hostile street environment, to pull off a win over Arkansas. Ole Miss 35, Arkansas 28
Ben King, Staff Writer: With a 10-win season still to come, the Ole Miss Rebels have enough in the tank to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. It’s going to be an uphill battle until the Rebels pull away in the fourth quarter thanks to another big play from running back Quinshon Judkins. Ole Miss 31, Arkansas 21.
Adam Rapier, Staff Writer: A disappointing loss for the Rebels last week is now a massive chip on their shoulder and will come into its own in Arkansas. The Rebels’ offense will be firing on all cylinders, and the defense will wreak havoc behind the line of scrimmage and cover. Ole Miss 48, Arkansas 28.
John Macon Gillespie, Publisher: This has been a strange week in Oxford. Rumors of Lane Kiffin’s future and potential interest in the Auburn job have been swirling for some time, and that could be a cause for concern as far as dressing room distractions are concerned. It’s also getting cold in Fayetteville, a place where Ole Miss doesn’t typically play well. Still, I think the Rebels are the better team and I think they do business on the street. Ole Miss 38, Arkansas 21
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