Georgia vs Ole Miss: How to watch, odds, injuries, matchups for college football Week 11

Georgia coach Kirby Smart shakes hands with fans during the Dawg Walk before the start of a NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart shakes hands with fans during the Dawg Walk before the start of a NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. /

The Georgia Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels are renewing an old rivalry in Week 11 of the college football slate, and here’s everything you need to know about this crucial SEC matchup.

For the second straight week Georgia is ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Ole Miss coming in ranked  No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 9 in the CFP rankings.

A win against the Rebels will guarantee Georgia a spot in the SEC Championship game and will extend all of their record-setting winning streaks. A loss could prove fatal to any shot at the College Football Playoff, depending on the final two weeks.

To add a little extra spice to this game, ESPN College GameDay will be in Athens, ensuring a wild atmosphere for both the Bulldog Nation and Mississippi fans who brave the journey.

Georgia vs Ole Miss how to watch, matchup information

Date: Nov. 11, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA.
Streaming: FuboTV,
Radio: 95-5 FM WSB – Bulldog Network | Affiliates | Scott Howard (PxP), Eric Zeier (Color), DJ Shockley (sideline)
2023 Records: Georgia 9-0 (6-0 SEC), Ole Miss 8-1 (5-1 SEC)
All-Time Series: Georgia leads, 32-13-1
Last meeting: Georgia 14 – Ole Miss 45 – Sept. 24, 2016; Oxford, MS.

Georgia vs Ole Miss odds, spread, and total

Georgia vs Ole Miss injuries

Georgia: OUT
LB Xavian Sorey (Personal)

TE Brock Bowers (Ankle)
S Dan Jackson (Knee infection)
OL Amarius Mims (Ankle)
LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson (Arm)

WR Ladd McConkey (Back)

Ole Miss: OUT
OL Micah Pettus (Foot)

WR Zakhari Franklin (Undisclosed)

Georgia vs Ole Miss Matchups, Predictions, and Pick

It’s been seven years since Georgia and Ole Miss last met, and the two programs have taken drastically different paths since that Rebel blowout of the Dawgs in Oxford.

Georgia passed a big test against Missouri, but this game will have even more impact for both teams. A loss will certainly eliminate the Rebels from the SEC Championship Game, and it would severely cripple the Bulldogs’ chances.

Kirby Smart will probably be approaching a game plan very similar to what he had against Missouri, as the Rebels are a very similar team. Excellent quarterback and receivers, active and aggressive pass rush (5th in the nation with 31 sacks), but poor pass coverage in the secondary, giving up 228 passing yards per game, good for 64th in the nation.

Georgia has now only allowed 9 sacks on the season, with three of them coming last week against Missouri. The Dawgs offensive line will be tested even more this week. The possible return of Brock Bowers has everyone excited, but if he can’t go, will that let some air out of the crowd and the team?

With strength against strength a possible stalemate, there’s an area where Georgia can win this game, and that’s on converting 3rd downs and keeping the Rebels from doing the same. Georgia converts 55 percent of their third downs (4th in the nation), and Ole Miss allows 40 percent of 3rd down conversions (79th in the nation)

Conversely, Georgia is 3rd nationally, only allowing 26 percent of all 3rd down conversions, while Ole Miss only converts 36 percent, good for 96th in the nation. If Georgia can stay ahead of the chains and keep the ball out of Jaxon Dart’s hands, they can leave Sanford Stadium as SEC East champs again.