November 17, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) carries the ball for a touchdown against the Ole Miss Rebels during the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Ole Miss 41-35. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Mettenberger throws 3 first-half INTs; Ole Miss leads LSU, 10-0

In a week that has seen a number of upsets and teams pushed to the brink to avoid them, the Ole Miss Rebels have a 10-0 advantage on LSU at half time.  Highly touted quarterback and potential early round pick Zach Mettenberger has thrown three costly interceptions that have made it difficult for the Tigers to get on the scoreboard.  Mettenberger has thrown just 11 passes and completed 7 of them, but 3 of the four that have not gone to his receivers have ended up in the hands of the Rebels.

Meanwhile, the Ole Miss passing game led by quarterback Bo Wallace has been able to pile up the yards in the first half, completing 16/23 passes for 200 yards.  The key for the Rebels has been spreading the wealth as 9 different receivers have caught passes with the leading receiver, LaQuon Treadwell, having four catches for 23 yards.

LSU has some explosive play makers on offense including Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but Hugh Freeze’s defense has been up to the task thus far today.  Just in the SEC today, Texas A&M, Georgia and South Carolina were all upended and LSU is hoping to avoid a similar fate as they get ready to come back out for the second half.

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