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Boise St. vs Ole Miss Preview

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The Boise State ‘powerhouse’ stumbled a bit last season to an 8-5 record that included their bowl game loss to Oregon State. The Broncos were tired of hearing about how weak their schedule was both in and out of conference, so an opponent like Ole Miss, who are preseason ranked #18, will definitely boost their credentials to the AP. Luckily for Ole Miss this game will be played at the Georgia Dome, a neutral site. Ole Miss has high hopes coming into the season ranked in the top 25, with all the talent that returned to play this season there’s no reason why the rebels can make a run at a BCS bowl game.

–Keys for Boise State Broncos:

  • First season head coach Bryan Harsin has some big shoes to fill after the departure of coach Peterson. If he can somehow get his team to perform anything like the way they performed under Peterson then the broncos might stand a chance.
  • Jay Ajayi, a standout player from last season, rushed for almost 1500 yards and 18 touchdowns, is on many preseason watch lists for the 2014 season.

–Keys for Ole Miss Rebels:

  • Senior QB Bo Wallace towers over the competition, literally. Wallace stands at 6”4’ and his more then 6,000 career yards with the rebels, as well as 40 touchdowns, all in two years. Fans will be able to see if Wallace can increase his career numbers starting with Boise State.

–INJURIES:

Mississippi: Evan Ingram, C.J. Johnson, Aaron Morris.

–Favorite/Odds: Ole Miss by 9.5 points

–One of the best matchups during week one, this game is exciting to see if the Broncos still have the upset gene that their previous coach seemed to give them. A neutral location ensures that if Boise State somehow ends up winning, their haters can’t blame their blue field.

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