Ole Miss at No. 8 LSU
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 92, XM 199
Records: Ole Miss 5-5, 2-4 SEC, LSU 8-2, 4-2 SEC
Series: LSU leads 57-39-4
Coaches: LSU – Les Miles, 83-20 eighth season at LSU, 111-41 12th season overall. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 35-12, fourth season overall; 5-5 first season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: LSU – RB Jeremy Hill 92-477 6 TDs. QB Zach Mettenberger 155-for-236 passing, 1,990 yards, 10 TD, 4 INT. WR Jarvis Landry 40 catches, 401 yards, 3 TD. LB Kevin Minter 90 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 sacks. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 150-680, 6 TDs. QB Bo Wallace 183-for-279 passing, 2,249 yards, 12 TD, 10 INT. WR Donte Moncrief 47 catches, 614 yards, 5 TD. S Cody Prewitt 67 tackles, 2 INT, 4.5 TFL; LB Denzel Nkemdiche 66 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, 4 FF.
n Trends: Ole Miss won back-to-back games in the series in 2008 and 2009. LSU won the six games prior and has won the last two.
Notes: Ole Miss has just three players from Louisiana on its roster: ATH Randall Mackey, CB Louis Covington, OL Ethan Hutson. Covington has seen an increased role of late and started against Vanderbilt. … LSU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson held the same positions at Ole Miss on Ed Orgeron’s staff. … Ole Miss is 0-3 against ranked opponents this season and hasn’t defeated a ranked opponent since winning 21-7 against No. 18 Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl following the 2009 season. … Ole Miss is second in the SEC and tied for ninth nationally with 7.7 tackles for loss per game. … The Rebels are second in the SEC and tied for 13th in sacks at 2.9 per game. … LSU coach Les Miles is 49-7 at Tiger Stadium, one of those losses to Ole Miss in 2008.
Summing it up: “One of the earliest memories I have is sitting in the stands and hearing exactly how Ole Miss fans felt about LSU. You always remember the Billy Cannons and all of those things. It’s quite clear to me the rivalry that this is and how well Ole Miss usually plays LSU. When I was here before, I remember us going down there in a difficult part of our season, but our kids took them to double overtime. We were just a fumble away from winning that game.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze
Prediction: LSU 36, Ole Miss 15