Published August 25, 2011 - 10:05am
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The Matchup: BYU vs. Ole Miss
When: Saturday, September 3, 2011
Where: Oxford, Mississippi – Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Game Time: 4:45 PM ET
What You Need To Know About BYU:
BYU does have a stud young quarterback in Jake Heaps. As a freshman, Heaps started 10 games, but he played in all 13. He ended up completing 214 passes on 383 attempts for 2,316 yards, and he added 15 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He’s a great looking young player, and everyone should tune in to check this kid out.
Another good aspect of this team is the offensive line. The line returns virtually everyone, and it will be solid as a rock. Heaps could have a lot of time to sit in the pocket and throw the football.
Defensively, Brandon Ogletree and Jameson Frazier will provide the pass rush from their linebacker positions, and this defense is built for a 3-4 and will likely run the 3-4 against Ole Miss.
What You Need To Know About Ole Miss:
Ole Miss has one of the best running games in the SEC. The offensive line is very stout, led by tackles Bobbie Massie and Bradley Sowell. Ole Miss will give BYU a heavy dose of some tough, physical SEC football and try to impose their will against the Cougars.
Two freshmen I am looking forward to seeing are linebacker CJ Johnson and wide receiver Nickolas Brassell. Those two will be big-time players in the SEC in the future.
What I’m Looking For:
The matchup I’m most interested in seeing is BYU quarterback Jake Heaps against this Ole Miss defense. Even though Ole Miss’ defense is likely not a top defense in the SEC, it is still an SEC defense. This BYU offense could be really good this year.
Also, I’m looking forward to seeing Ole Miss’ offense with new quarterback Barry Brunetti and this running game with Brandon Bolden, Jeff Scott and Enrique Davis, as they try to impose their will on BYU.