5 Questions: Ole Miss
1. Ole Miss has obviously beat some good teams this season, one being top-ranked Alabama. What's their outlook with facing TCU in the Peach Bowl? Ole Miss is very respectful of what TCU has accomplished, but after having beaten the two teams that were number one (Alabama and Mississippi State) all year long, they are not in awe of the Horned Frogs. They understand the challenge, but when you play in the SEC West, there are challenges of great magnitude almost every week. 2. The Rebels are missing their top two receivers in Treadwell and Sanders; what receivers have to step up in their absence and how much does the loss of those two affect the offense? The loss of Sanders and Treadwell is substantial, but fortunately the Rebels are relatively deep at wideout. The two players who will have to step into broader roles will be sophomore Quincy Adeboyejo, a Texas youngster, and freshman Markell Pack, who is also the punt returner. Both have had solid years, but they haven't had this much of a load put on them this year so it's an unknown how they will respond in this big of a game. 3. Bo Wallace has had an off and on season; where has he has his most success and what are his weaknesses? Bo Wallace gets too much blame for the losses and probably too much credit for the wins - the nature of the position. His weakness is having so much confidence that he thinks he can make every throw in every situation and sometimes that gets him in trouble, but overall, he's one of the main reasons the Rebels are ranked in the Top 10. 4. TCU coach Gary Patterson has said Ole Miss will have one of if not the toughest defense they've seen this season; what are the strengths of the defense? The defensive front is the strength, even though two First-Team All-Americans (Cody Prewitt and Senquez Golson) play in the secondary. The Rebels are able to rotate double-digit defensive linemen and they can go with a big lineup if necessary or more speed if the game calls for that. They have a bond as a unit, but from a purely football standpoint, it all starts up front for the Rebels. 5. What are your keys for Ole Miss to come out on top? For Ole Miss to win, they will have to contain and pressure Trevone Boykin on defense and play a little more ball control than they are used to on offense to keep it out of Boykin's hands.
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