No. 6 LSU at Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580), Oxford
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 93, XM 199
Records: Ole Miss 3-3, 1-3 SEC; LSU 6-1, 3-1 SEC
Series: LSU leads 58-39-4
Coaches: LSU – Les Miles 92-22 ninth season at LSU, 119-43 13th season overall. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 40-16, fifth season overall; 10-9 second season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: LSU – RB Jeremy Hill 98-715 9 TDs. QB Zach Mettenberger116-for-174 passing, 1,890 yards, 15 TD, 2 INT. WR Jarvis Landry 46 catches, 674 yards, 7 TD. DB Lamin Barrow 49 tackles, 3 TFLs. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 53-434, 2 TD. QB Bo Wallace 120-for-202 passing, 1,444 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 32 catches, 327 yards, 2 TD. LB Serderius Bryant 55 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 sack.
Trends: Ole Miss last defeated a top 10 team on Nov. 21, 2009, a 27-25 win over No. 8 LSU in Oxford. … The Rebels have lost the last three against LSU, last winning in that 2009 game. … LSU is 9-6-1 against Ole Miss in games played in Oxford. … LSU’s longest win streak in the series is eight games from 1928-1937.
Notes: The Rebels get sophomore Carlos Davis back today. The NCAA sat him for the first six games over an eligibility question last year. Davis is one of the team’s best special teams cover guys. … LSU’s depth chart includes the rare position of “Missed Field Goal Return Specialist.” Odell Beckham Jr. returned a UAB miss for a touchdown earlier this season. … In half the season Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell has set the school’s freshman record for receptions with 32. … LSU represents the Rebels’ third top-10 foe in the last four games. … The Rebels’ top rushing performance against LSU was 176 yards by Deuce McAllister in 1998, the top passing performance 346 yards by Stewart Patridge in 1997. … Archie Manning, a long-time New Orleans resident, had 362 yards of total offense against the Tigers in 1968.
Summing it up: “Confidence is a very important thing. I know our coaches and how we’ll handle it. I keep coming back to the experiences I’ve had with these kids. They will bounce back and fight. That gives me the confidence to walk out there with the same swagger we hope to have every Saturday.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze
Prediction: LSU 36, Ole Miss 25