Three Games Left For Rebels, and They're All Against Tough SEC Defenses

Matthew WatkinsContributor INovember 9, 2009

DALLAS - JANUARY 02:  Dexter McCluster #22 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates a 47-34 win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2009 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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There are many questions swinging around: Will Dexter McCluster hold the next three games? Will Jevan Snead pick up the throws and cause less interceptions? Will Houston Nutt pull his team to some big SEC blowouts? These will all be answered in the next three weeks.

Ole Miss faces Tennessee, LSU, and Mississippi State. All SEC teams that will put a struggle to the Rebels offense. Can the Offensive line hold?

Ole Miss beat Northern Arizona Saturday with a 38-14 win. That was a practice game for the Rebels that should help them defeat the SEC lineup.

Why was the game so close? The Rebels didn't go out to throw deep for every pass and McCluster wasn't even in the game and they mainly gave it to Brandon Bolden, so they were not trying to play like they would in an SEC game.

Next weekend Ole Miss plays Tennessee on CBS. This will be big for the Rebels because of it being televised on that network. It should be good for the University, too

Keys to this game are:

1. Jevan Snead needs to throw less to none interceptions. He needs to put into the hands of Dexter McCluster and Brandon Bolden.

2. The offensive line needs to step it up and protect Jevan Snead.

3. Ole Miss needs to run back some kickoffs and gain good punt yards and less fair catches if they don't have to.

4. Defense has been good this year, so they need to keep going that way.

Ole Miss plays a tough defensive team, Tennessee. Tennessee's defense is No. 3 in the SEC, so that will be tough for Snead and his passes, so look forward to a few interceptions by Snead.

The game will air at 11:00 Saturday morning on CBS. Should be a good game, the score will be 21-20 Rebels. GO REBELS!