Ole Miss will be without three of their defensive stars for the first quarter of Monday's Music City Bowl against Georgia Tech, as Robert Nkemdiche, Denzel Nkemdiche and Cody Prewitt have all been benched for a quarter, according to ESPN.
The Rebels are already shorthanded; missing running back Jeff Scott, left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan. They will now be missing three key players on each side of the ball for the first quarter of the game.
Prewitt is the team's leading tackler, recording 70 this year, and the junior defensive back also has six interceptions. The Nkemdiche brothers have combined for 63 tackles with 10 for a loss this season, and true freshman Robert also has five carries for 32 yards.
Ole Miss already has a tough task against Paul Johnson's triple option offense, and they will have to weather the storm early without a bunch of their stars.