Rams’ QB Stafford out this week; maybe longer

November 23, 2022

Egg Bowl kicks off college rivalry fest … College football’s big game this weekend doesn’t come up until early Saturday afternoon when #3 Michigan plays at #2 Ohio State for the Big Ten East spot in the conference championship game next week. Michigan-Ohio State, though, is just one of a bunch of traditional rivalry games that actually get underway Thursday when Mississippi hosts Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl. And for those who may have had their fill of the NFL by the 7 PM ET kick-off in Oxford (on ESPN) there are a number of prospects worth checking out when the Rebels meet the Bulldogs. MSU CB Emmanual Forbes (#13, 6-0, 180) who leads the country with 6 picks so far this year, for example, is a rising draft prospect with at least early second-day potential. Its also one more chance to check out Bulldog QB Will Rogers (#2, 6-2, 200) one of the most productive passers in college football, although there are major concerns about his overall arm strength and the fact that he appears to be something of a product of the wide-open Mississippi State offense. However, there is questioning Rogers’ productivity as he has completed 68% of his passes this year, including 32 for scores against just 5 picks. While Mississippi State is all about running and gunning, Ole Miss features arguably the most productive ground game in the country featuring RBs Zach Evans (#6, 5-11, 215) and Quinshon Judkins (#4, 5-10, 210). Evans, who leads the SEC with a 6.9 yards per run average, in fact, is one of the top prospects at the position for the upcoming draft. However, the star of the program is the freshman Judkins, who has run for almost 1,400 yards to date, while averaging 6.0 YPC and scoring 17 times. Meanwhile, other Rebs to watch include veteran OG Nick Broeker (#64, 6-4, 315), one of the better interior offensive linemen in the country, and big-play WR Jonathan Mingo (#1, 6-2, 215) who is averaging almost 19 yards per catch this season.