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    The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ole Miss Rebels will square off in the Peach Bowl. The matchup is at 12:00 PM ET on December 30, 2023, and airs on ESPN.

    The Rebels are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3.5), against the Nittany Lions (with an over/under of 49.5 points).

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. Ole Miss

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    Penn State vs Ole Miss Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -3.5 -109 -111 49.5 -110 -110 -169 +142

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • Penn State has posted a 8-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this season as favorites of at least 3.5 points, Penn State has an 8-1 record against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Penn State’s 11 games with a set total.

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Defensively, Penn State has been a top-25 unit, ranking best by surrendering just 223.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 61st (391 yards per game).
    • Penn State has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, as they rank 12th-best in scoring offense (37.2 points per game) and third-best in scoring defense (11.4 points allowed per game).
    • Penn State ranks 93rd in passing yards this year (204.3 per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 154.9 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Penn State has been clicking on all fronts in the running game this year, ranking 25th-best in rushing offense (186.7 rushing yards per game) and second-best in rushing defense (68.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Penn State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 10th-best by allowing a 29.6% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 58th (40.6% third-down conversion rate).
    • Penn State has forced 24 total turnovers (eighth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (second in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +18, the best in college football.

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Drew Allar has racked up 2,336 yards (194.7 ypg) on 214-of-349 passing with 23 touchdowns compared to one interception this season. In addition, he’s added 170 rushing yards (14.2 ypg) on 69 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kaytron Allen, has carried the ball 162 times for 851 yards (70.9 per game), scoring six times.
    • Nicholas Singleton has piled up 702 yards on 163 attempts, scoring eight times. He’s caught 22 passes for 222 yards (18.5 per game) and one touchdown, as well.
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith has hauled in 53 receptions for 673 yards (56.1 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
    • Theo Johnson has put together a 312-yard season so far with six touchdowns, reeling in 30 passes on 47 targets.
    • Tyler Warren has a total of 295 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 29 throws and scoring seven touchdowns.
    • Adisa Isaac paces the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has 13 TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Penn State’s leading tackler, Kobe King, has 50 tackles, four TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Dominic DeLuca has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 18 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended to his name.

    Ole Miss Betting Insights

    • Ole Miss has gone 5-4-2 ATS this season.
    • Ole Miss is 0-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or greater this year.
    • Four of Ole Miss’ 11 games with a set total have hit the over (36.4%).

    Ole Miss Pick Insights

    • Ole Miss’ defense ranks 59th in the FBS with 371.9 total yards allowed per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 15th-best by putting up 455.6 total yards per contest.
    • Ole Miss’ offensive attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 20th-best in the FBS with 34.8 points per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 22.3 points per game, which ranks 41st.
    • Ole Miss is generating 276.6 passing yards per contest on offense this season (26th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 220 passing yards per contest (60th-ranked) on defense.
    • With 179 rushing yards per game on offense, Ole Miss ranks 41st in the FBS. Defensively it ranks 68th, surrendering 151.9 rushing yards per contest.
    • Ole Miss is generating a 36.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (85th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 38.5% third-down rate (62nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Ole Miss has a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 14th-best at +9.

    Ole Miss’ Best Players

    • Jaxson Dart leads Ole Miss with 2,985 yards on 208-of-319 passing with 20 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 377 rushing yards (31.4 ypg) on 111 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.
    • Quinshon Judkins has rushed for 1,052 yards on 237 carries so far this year while scoring 15 times on the ground.
    • Ulysses Bentley IV has totaled 521 yards on 92 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Tre Harris’ 851 receiving yards (70.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 47 receptions on 77 targets with eight touchdowns.
    • Dayton Wade has totaled 769 receiving yards (64.1 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 52 receptions.
    • Jordan Watkins’ 75 targets have resulted in 53 catches for 741 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Cedric Johnson paces the team with 5.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Trey Washington, Ole Miss’ leading tackler, has 68 tackles, one TFL, and three interceptions this year.
    • John Saunders Jr. leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 50 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended.

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