Published December 30, 2013 - 12:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Not surprisingly, Ole Miss’ current commitments are pretty confident the Rebels will take care of business today against Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl. But a couple of them told Saturday Down South they’re curious about how the clash of styles will work out when Georgia Tech’s triple option attack hits Ole Miss’ defense. They’re looking forward to an entertaining bowl game when it kicks off at 3:30 p.m. EST.
“I think it’s going to be close … 35-28,” said national top 300 prospect Breeland Speaks, a defensive tackle who committed to the Rebels this fall. “Usually the red options works for Ole Miss, that or the inside zone. It’s going to be a great matchup.”
Fahn Cooper, a national top 30 junior college prospect, agreed with Speaks’ pick. The lineman signed a letter of intent with the Rebels on Dec. 18.
“I think Ole Miss will put up good numbers against that Georgia Tech ‘D’,” Cooper told SDS. “I feel that Tech will struggle to get their option attack going against that land shark ‘D’. I’m thinking we take them down 35-14. Bo (Wallace) will be slinging the ball all over the field.”
Rawleigh Williams, one of three 2015 Ole Miss commits, is a four-star running back–so not surprisingly he’s curious about what the Yellow Jackets will do in the run game.
“It’s interesting,” Williams told SDS. “Ole Miss is much more balanced but it’ll be interesting to watch Georgia Tech’s run game. It’ll be Ole Miss 31-21. I’m excited just to watch them play one last time this season. It should be a good game.”
Linebacker Demarquis Gates offered his take. A Georgia native himself, he knows all about what Georgia Tech–and even Georgia Southern–run: “It’ll be 24-10 Ole Miss. The key will be stopping the option and using the big-time receivers for one-on-one matchups. This should be an easy game if Ole Miss stops the option, but if not Georgia tech can creep up on them.”