Will Levis, No. 7 Kentucky Visits No. 14 Mississippi

No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Ole Miss (4-0, 0-0), Saturday Afternoon ET (ESPN)

Line: Ole Miss by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Series record: Ole Miss leads 29-14-1 (28-14-1 after freed win)

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Fast starts keep both teams hoping to challenge for divisional clashes, but there’s barely a margin of error behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama. Kentucky and Ole Miss are coming out of 10-win seasons and the programs don’t seem to be slowing down. The Wildcats have already proven themselves with a win over then-No. 12 Florida. The Rebels are looking for their first big win of the season.

KEY MATCHUP

Kentucky’s defense against the Ole Miss running game. The Rebels lead the SEC and are ranked fourth nationally in rushing, averaging 280.8 yards per game. Freshmen Quinshon Judkins and Zach Evans are two of the SEC’s top four runners. Kentucky’s defense ranks fifth in the SEC and 33rd nationally, giving up 108 yards per game on the ground.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kentucky WR Tayvion Robinson. The Virginia Tech transfer comes off a career game highlighted by seven catches for 147 yards with 69 and 40 yards touchdowns to beat Northern Illinois. He ranks second among SEC receivers with 87.25 yards per game and third with 349 total yards.

Ole Miss: Judkins. The Rebel freshman has been a formidable weapon alongside much-hyped TCU transfer Evans. Judkins is second in the country, forcing 33 missed tackles. The backfield duo is one of two teammates with an average of over 90 rushing yards per game. Evans left the Tulsa race with an undisclosed medical problem.

FACTS

It is the first time these teams have met when they were both ranked since 1958.… Kentucky is going for two streaks the team hasn’t managed since 1977: a third straight win over a ranked opponent and a ninth straight win . … Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama and Minnesota are the only FBS teams to average more than 40 points per game and allow 10 or less. … The Rebels have allowed at least one player to reach 100 rushing yards in four consecutive games for the first time since 1999.

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