Ole Miss vs Florida State live stream, game info, preview, odds, predictions, watch online. It’s opening weekend of college football 2016 but Ole Miss vs Florida State live stream 2016 isn’t until Monday night (Labor Day). The two coaches have slightly opposing views of the venue for Monday night’s clash between Florida State vs Ole Miss that winds up college football’s opening weekend.
Ole Miss vs Florida State live stream Game Info.
Game : Ole Miss vs Florida State live stream
Date: Monday, September 5
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Orlando, Florida
Stadium: Citrus Bowl
Point Spread: Florida State -4.5
TV Info: ESPN
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Florida State vs Ole Miss live stream Game Preview
Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze made a surprise choice to protect his team’s most valuable asset.
Junior Rod Taylor will be the starter at left tackle when No. 11 Ole Miss plays No. 4 Florida State on Monday in Orlando, Florida. That means the 6-foot-3, 329-pounder — who has never made a start at either tackle spot — will be charged with protecting quarterback Chad Kelly’s blindside against the Seminoles’ talented defense.
If Ole Miss expects another banner year from Kelly — who threw for 4,042 yards and running for 500 more during the program’s 10-win season a year ago — Taylor and the rest of the offensive line will have to keep the quarterback from getting pressured, hit and sacked.
Taylor is a converted guard, but still beat out prized freshman recruit Greg Little and a handful of other candidates. He replaces Laremy Tunsil, a three-year starter who was a first-round NFL draft pick by the Miami Dolphins.
Freeze acknowledges Taylor doesn’t have the ideal body to play left tackle. He’s a little short for the position and doesn’t have the longest arms, but Freeze says Taylor’s athleticism makes up for it.
Florida State and Ole Miss Last Five Matchups
Ole Miss keeps the game close but Florida State makes enough plays late in the game to come away with the win. The Seminoles don’t cover the spread but bettors may want to take the over with plenty of points on the board.
Final Score: Florida State 31, Ole Miss 27
Odds: Florida State -5; over/under 58.5
Why Ole Miss Will Win
Florida State vs Ole Miss Live Stream – Ole Miss has the quarterback that Florida State doesn’t – at least in terms of experience.
Deondre Francois is a superior talent with a world of upside, but no one’s thinking he’s Jameis Winston quite yet. The Seminoles might have everything else in place, but none of it matters if Francois ends up making a few red shirt freshman mistakes against an aggressive Rebel defense with a bad attitude and something to prove.
Chad Kelly is an NFL-caliber passer who can run, overcome his own mistakes with a big play, and could single handedly win the game by negotiating the terrific Florida State defense with a patient, short-range passing attack.
Kelly has to outplay Francois for the Rebels to have a shot, and the Ole Miss front has to be a rock against the run and keep Dalvin Cook from going off. There might be several key replacements to overcome, but the Land Shark defense will swarm forcing Francois to make plays.
Kelly is good enough to take advantage of every opportunity his defense can give him. If Ole Miss goes +3 in turnover margin, that should be enough to pull this off.
Why Florida State Will Win
Ole Miss vs Florida State live stream – Do the Rebels have the horses? There’s plenty of young talent, and Kelly might turn out to be the best NFL quarterback currently playing college football, but for starters, the O line will likely start four underclassmen against a Seminole defensive front that should be as dominant and effective as any in the country.
Even Engram is a special tight end, but the Ole Miss passing game needs to hope for a few wide receiver stars to emerge right away against a Seminole secondary with almost no real weakness. Not helping the Ole Miss cause is an Florida State university defensive front starting Demarcus Walker and Josh Sweat on the ends going against the reworked Rebel line.
Obviously, Kelly can only do so much if he’s under pressure all game long, and that’s exactly what Florida State university should be able to do. Rely on the secondary to close down the Rebel receivers, expect the interior of the front seven to keep the potentially mediocre ground game from pounding away, and rely on the defensive team speed on the outside.
And if Francois has a relatively clean and efficient game, the offense should be just fine as long as it doesn’t have to press.