Ole Miss vs Georgia Preview: Is This the Hot Seat Bowl?

Matthew WatkinsContributor ISeptember 22, 2011

Zack Stoudt
Zack StoudtGrant Halverson/Getty Images

Last week

Ole Miss looked like the worst team in the SEC, losing to Vanderbolt 30-7. Zack Stoudt threw five interceptions. Jeff Scott was looking to be a player on fire against Vandy...well, that didn't happen.

Georgia, on the other hand, put a beating on Coastal Carolina, 59-0. Both teams are 1-2, but Georgia's losses were to ranked opponents Boise State and South Carolina. Ole Miss lost to BYU and Vanderbilt.

Zack Stoudt threw 13-for-26, 139 yards, one TD and five INTs. This is not what Coach Nutt wanted to see. Zack was shaping out to be a decent SEC quarterback. Now he turns around and throws not only his first interception of the season, but four more.

He is a good quarter back that can sit in the pocket and deliver a beautiful pass to his receivers. He will need to step up this game, have NO INTERCEPTIONS and take it 10 yards at a time and Ole Miss may just have a chance against Georgia.

Brandon Bolden is back in the game after an ankle injury. He did not show for much last week because they don't want to get him hurt again, so hopefully he will see some more playing time this week. Jeff Scott on the other hand is not hurt and is ready to explode if Bolden needs to sit out. Scott will be one Georgias defense will be watching for.

The offensive line of Ole Miss didn't show who they are in the Vandy game. They could not open up run lanes for Jeff Scott and could not protect Zack Stoudt. Georgia has a better D-Line than all the other teams that the Ole Miss line has played against this year.

Aaron Murray has been an amazing quarterback since he stepped on the Georgia campus last year. So far this season he is 53-for-84 with 672 yards, nine TDs and two INTs. He will put up some passing yards against Ole Miss. Also look for him to put in some scrambles and maybe even a rushing touchdown in the game.

Mark Richt has called this the "Hot Seat Bowl." Both coaches need this win badly, so it will be a hard fought game between the two teams, as this game may or may not help their chances of escaping the hot seat.

The game is scheduled for 11:21 A.M. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Ole Miss. Expect the stadium to be packed and crazy as Ole Miss seeks an SEC win. I don't see Ole Miss pulling this one off, but I will stay positive for my Rebels.

My final score prediction is: Ole Miss 17, Georgia 16.

Hotty Toddy!!!