Mississippi-Georgia Preview Capsule

Associated Press Published: November 1, 2012
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Mississippi (5-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 7 Georgia (7-1, 5-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Line: Georgia by 14.

Series Record: Georgia leads 31-12-1.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Georgia, coming off a win over Florida, is trying to protect its control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. By beating Ole Miss and winning at Auburn next week, Georgia would make a return trip to the SEC championship game in Atlanta. The Rebels are playing for their third straight win and their second straight road victory after beating Arkansas last week. With a win, Ole Miss becomes bowl eligible.

KEY MATCHUP

Ole Miss LB Denzel Nkemdiche vs. Georgia TB Todd Gurley in a matchup of freshmen. Nkemdiche, from Loganville, Ga., leads the Rebels with 52 tackles, including nine for losses. Gurley had 27 carries for 118 yards in the 17-9 win over Florida to become the first 100-yard rusher against the Gators this season. Gurley ranks third in the SEC with 740 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, keeping the offense balanced with Aaron Murray's 17 TD passes.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ole Miss: QB Bo Wallace directs the fast-paced offense that is averaging 32.4 points, including a combined 71 points in back-to-back wins over Auburn and Arkansas. Wallace set career highs with 29 completions and 37 attempts while passing for 278 yards with a touchdown and an interception last week against Arkansas, signs of the sophomore's continued growth.



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