Game Day: At A Glance

Ole Miss at No. 8 LSU

Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

Television: CBS

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

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB32536

    PA, I,guess you are back in your old stomping grounds once again. Its good to return to the old places in which we once grew up. Every day my youthful days back in (Tula, Yocona, Delay, Potloconey) SE Lafayette come to mind and the old times appreciated, but now those days are long gone, just the old memories that last. Maybe Wife and me can make the trip up there in December to visit her family and attend her family Xmas re-union. Everyone have a good day and enjoy the football game

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