Randy Rosetta Interview
Column: The Ole Miss-LSU game has lost some of the early-season build-up, but there’s a lot to play for on both sides.
No. 17 LSU at No. 25 Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (59,347)
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 134, XM 190.
Records: Ole Miss 7-3, 4-2; LSU 7-2, 4-2
Series: LSU leads 59-40-4
Coaches: LSU – Les Miles 138-52 15 years overall, 110-31 11th year at LSU. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 61-25, seventh season overall; 31-18 fourth season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: LSU – RB Leonard Fournette 214-1,474, 17 TD. QB Brandon Harris 102-for-182 passing, 1,497 yards, 11 TD, 2 INT. WR Malachi Dupre 31 catches, 529 yards, 6 TD. LB Kendell Beckwith 67 tackles, 5 TFL. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 113-582, 4 TD. QB – Chad Kelly 237-for-361 passing, 3,224 yards, 23 TD, 12 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 68 catches, 1,002 yards, 7 TD. LB Denzel Nkemdiche 53 tackles, 6 1-2 TFL.
Trends: The series record is 4-3 LSU’s way over the last seven games. … Ole Miss has lost four of the last five.
Notes: One win its last two games would give Ole Miss back-to-back seasons with winning SEC records for the first time since the 1989-1990 seasons. … Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell is on a school-record streak of five games with at least 100 receiving yards. He has at least one touchdown in each of those games, also a school record. … Kicker Gary Wunderlich has hit 15-of-18 field goals and has only one miss between 30 and 49 yards. … QB Chad Kelly leads the SEC in passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes.
Summing it up: “Our coaches do a good job of getting everybody to focus week to week. No matter if we win by 50 or we lose by 50 we always come back the next week with a fresh start and focus in on the opponent. From a mental standpoint everybody is excited and looking forward to this game.” – Ole Miss LB C.J. Johnson
Prediction: Ole Miss 31, LSU 30