The Indiana Hoosiers will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Ole Miss Rebels in the Outback Bowl on Saturday afternoon. The Rebels are coming off a 53-48 loss to LSU as one-point favorites. The Hoosiers are coming off a 14-6 win over Wisconsin as 13.5-point favorites.
(Late Line Movements & Injury Reports Are As Of Saturday Morning)
Line Movements: The Hoosiers opened up as favorites of 6.5 points by that line has jumped up to 9.5 or 10 points, depending on the sportsbook you visit mostly. A slim majority, 51%, of the bets have come in on the Hoosiers.
The OU line opened up at 66.5 and it has mainly stayed that with, although there are a couple of books that have it at 67. The Over has garnered 54% of the bets so far.
Gametime Weather: Temps will be around 80 with cloudy skies.
Rebels Looking For First Bowl Win Since 2015
The Rebels made it to a bowl game this season, ending their four-year bowless streak. They will be trying to close out their season with a win over the Hoosiers, which will give them their second consecutive bowl win.
Ole Miss is one of the best offensive teams in the nation, averaging 40.9 points per game. The team is averaging 344.8 passing yards and 217.7 rushing yards per game.
Matt Corral has completed 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,995 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Jerrion Ealy leads the team with 745 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, while Elijah Moore leads the team with 1,193 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
Moore and second-leading receiver Kenny Yeboah will not play in this game.
The Rebels have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 40.3 points per game. They gave up 53 points in their last game and will need to play much better to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Mississippi’s Injury Report
Questionable: WR Braylon Sanders, RB Jerrion Ealy, and DL Tarigious Tisdale
Hoosiers Trying To Snap Five-Game Bowl Losing Streak
The Hoosiers played well this season, winning six of their seven games. They have lost their last five bowl games and will try to put an end to their losing streak with a win over the Rebels on Saturday.
Indiana has played well offensively, averaging 30.1 points per game. They are averaging 258 passing yards and 100.1 rushing yards per game.
Michael Penix Jr. has completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,645 yards, 14 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has been ruled out of this game, which means Jack Tuttle will get his second career start. Tuttle completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Stevie Scott III leads the team with 462 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, while Ty Fryfogle led the team with 687 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Indiana is one of the best defensive teams in the nation, giving up 19.4 points per game. They gave up six points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get the win.
Indiana’s Injury Report
Questionable: WR Cam Wilson, DL Alfred Bryant, WR Da’Shaun Brown, RB Ahrod Lloyd, and RB Chris Childers
Out: DB Ty Wise, QB Michael Penix Jr., DL Shamar Jones, TE Sam Daugstrup, TE Khameron Taylor, and DB Samuel Slusher.