Ole Miss at (5) LSU – 9:00 p.m. ET – ESPN
LSU has opened as a 13.5 point favorite over Ole Miss, but don’t let the line keep you from watching this game Saturday night.
Ole Miss enters the game with only one loss when they were destroyed by the No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide. If you put that lopsided loss aside, Ole Miss has looked great all season, especially on offense, which comes into the game averaging 523 yards and 42 points per game.
The Rebels lethal offense is led by quarterback Jordan Ta’amu and wide receiver A.J. Brown, but running back Scottie Phillips has emerged out of nowhere to be the second leading rusher in the SEC with 467 yards and 5 touchdowns. If Ole Miss wants to upset LSU in Death Valley this weekend, this offense must light it up against an impressive Tigers defense.
LSU has risen to the No. 5 team in the country, with impressive wins against Auburn and Miami early in the season. Coach Ed Orgeron was considered by many to be on the hot seat to open the season, but he has quickly silenced his critics and when you add in the fact he was once fired by Ole Miss, there is no reason to doubt his motivation entering this game.
The Tigers offense isn’t the most explosive, but it shouldn’t matter against a less than impressive Rebels defense. Furthermore, the Tigers defense is easily the second best unit Ole Miss has faced this year, which should be able to slow down the Ole Miss passing attack on Saturday.
While I do not believe the Tigers will cover the 13.5 point spread, I fully expect them to take this game by at least a touchdown at home.