Ole Miss RB Jaylen Walton
Advance: Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze embraces flexibility.
Column: It’s about attention to detail for Ole Miss defense.
The other guys: Nola.com says LSU QB Anthony Jennings is gaining confidence but wonders if Les Miles and staff are ready to turn him loose.
Head to Head: Can both Ole Miss and MSU make the CFB playoff?
Around the league: SEC rivals not finished beating up each other.
Ole Miss CB Mike Hilton
No. 3 Ole Miss at No. 23 LSU
Where: Tiger Stadium (102,321)
Kickoff: 6:15 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 85, XM 85.
Records: Ole Miss 7-0, 4-0 SEC; LSU 6-2, 2-2 SEC
Series: LSU leads 58-40-4
Coaches: LSU – Les Miles 129-47, 14th season, 101-26 10th season at LSU. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 52-18, sixth season overall; 22-11 second season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: LSU – RB Leonard Fournette 108-544, 7 TD. QB 64-for-128 passing, 1,048 yards, 7 TD, 3 INT. WR Travin Dural 26 catches, 665 yards, 7 TD. LB Kwon Alexander 49 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 4 QBH. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 59-347, 4 TD. QB – Bo Wallace 137-for-209 passing, 1,899 yards, 17 TD, 6 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 34 catches, 458 yards, 4 TD. DB Tony Conner 42 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 INT.
Trends: Ole Miss’ 27-24 win in Oxford last season ended a streak of three wins in the series for LSU.
Notes: LSU and Ole Miss are both ranked for this game for the first time since 2003. … The Ole Miss-LSU series is 3-3 since the Magnolia Bowl trophy came into being in 2008. … Ole Miss leads the nation in scoring defense at 10.6 points per game allowed. … LSU ranks eighth at 17.0. … The Rebels are 13th in the SEC in sacks allowed per game at 2.29. … LSU is tied for 11th at 2.0. … LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette is fifth in the SEC in all-purpose yardage at 124.75 per game.
Summing it up: “I recruited a lot of those guys. They’re quality kids and really quality players that are coming into their own.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on LSU’s young players
Prediction: Ole Miss 21, LSU 17