- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

No. 12 Georgia (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 23 Mississippi (1-2, 0-1), Noon (ESPN).

Line: Mississippi by 7½.

Series Record: Georgia leads 32-12-1.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Georgia is trying to get another Southeastern Conference victory and stay on top of the league’s Eastern Division. Ole Miss is trying to salvage a good win in September after blowing big leads in losses to Florida State and Alabama.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia’s defense vs. Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly. Georgia, which ranks third in the SEC in pass defense, will go against the prolific Ole Miss passing game. Kelly has thrown for 953 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, but also has thrown four interceptions.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Georgia: QB Jacob Eason. The freshman has been solid so far for Georgia and led the Bulldogs to a comeback win over Missouri on the road last weekend. He’s thrown for 643 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions this season.

Ole Miss: TE Evan Engram. The senior is having a breakout year for the Rebels and leads the team with 20 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns.

FACTS & FIGURES

Ole Miss has lost 10 straight games to Georgia in a streak that dates back to 1996. … Engram’s 20 catches and 302 yards receiving lead all tight ends in the country. … Ole Miss has given up huge first-half leads in both of its losses this season. The Rebels led Florida State 28-6 before losing 45-34 and were up on top-ranked Alabama 24-3 before falling 48-43. … Georgia’s Isaiah McKenzie has turned into one of the league’s most productive receivers. He’s caught 18 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s first three games. Last weekend against Missouri, he caught 10 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. … Georgia RB Nick Chubb has been impressive this season after missing a large chunk of last year with a serious knee injury. He’s gained 365 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns.

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