The (No. 20) Ole Miss Rebels (1-0) will face the (No. 24) Tulane Green Wave (1-0) on Saturday afternoon. Ole Miss dominated in its season opener 73-7 over Mercer. Three quarterbacks took snaps for the Rebels, with Jaxson Dart and Spencer Sanders combining for six touchdown passes. Meanwhile, Tulane took down a tough South Alabama squad 37-17 in Week 1. Green Wave signal-caller Michael Pratt was excellent, going 14-of-16 for 294 yards and four scores.
Ole Miss vs. Tulane Betting Odds
|Rebels||-6.5 (-122)||Over 66.5 (-110)||-280|
|Green Wave||+6.5 (+100)||Under 66.5 (-110)||+225|
Odds Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook
Ole Miss vs. Tulane Match Details
Fixture: Ole Miss Rebels @ Tulane Green Wave
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana
Ole Miss vs. Tulane Key Stats
Jaxon Dart will get the nod at quarterback against Tulane on Saturday. The Junior threw for 334 yards and four scores against no picks against Mercer in Week 1. He also started for Rebels last season, tossing 20 touchdowns against 11 picks. He also ran for 614 yards on 128 attempts. The Ole Miss rushing attack is also exceptional, running for an SEC-best 256 yards per game in 2022. Quinshon Judkins returns to lead the backfield after rushing for 1,567 yards last season.
The Ole Miss defense held Mercer to just 235 yards last Saturday. They held opponents to a respectable 4.1 yards per rush in 2022. They were also solid against the pass. The Rebels were near the middle of the Southeastern Conference rankings in all significant team defensive categories.
Tulane received a Heisman-worthy performance from quarterback Michael Pratt in Week 1. He completed 93% of his passes for 294 yards and four scores while rushing for another 39 yards. Pratt enters his fourth season as the starting QB for the Green Wave. He has tossed 72 touchdowns against just 21 picks in his four years at Tulane. The Green Wave is also a fantastic running team. They averaged 5.1 yards per carry in 2022 and gained 142 yards against a stout South Alabama team last week.
Tulane kept passers to under 210 passing yards per game and a 60% completion percentage in 2022. They were also strong against the run, holding opposing teams to 152.3 rushing yards per game on 3.9 yards per carry. They were exceptional against the run in Week 1.
Ole Miss vs. Tulane Betting Prediction
I like Ole Miss to cover in this matchup. The Rebels are an electric offense with a solid SEC defense. Meanwhile, Tulane is one of the best non-Power Five teams in the country, but their pass defense worries me against the dual threat of Jaxson Dart. So let’s roll with Ole Miss to cover in this afternoon matchup.