The 8:15 p.m. kickoff had Death Valley rocking, and the LSU Tigers didn’t disappoint, as they eased to a 45-16 win over the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night.
Quarterback Joe Burrow was nearly flawless in the victory, completing 18-of-25 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns. Burrow also led the Tigers in rushing yards with 96 on just nine carries.
Similar to their game against Alabama, Ole Miss got on the board first. The Rebels’ first drive resulted in a 30-yard Luke Logan field goal. The only problem was, the next time Ole Miss scored, they had given up 28 points.
The game was over when LSU led 28-6 going into the half, but perhaps the game was over before that point. The Tigers forced four straight three-and-outs after the field goal, and they turned three of those four into touchdowns.
Nick Brossette continued his strong season by picking up another touchdown on the ground, and getting the lion’s share of the carries (20 for 72 yards)
LSU safety Grant Delpit continued his case for SEC Defensive Player of the Year, recording a sack, two and a half tackles for loss, and an interception.
For Ole Miss, Jordan Ta’amu did what he could. He was playing from behind all night against one of the nation’s best defenses, and went just 19-38 for 178 yards and an interception. Ole Miss’ lone touchdown came on a one-yard run from Scottie Phillips. Phillips had 96 yards on the night.
Things aren’t great for Ole Miss right now. The good news is, they face Louisiana and Arkansas the next two weeks, so they can get things figured out before their contest with Auburn.
Meanwhile. LSU has passed yet another test. They’ll head to Gainesville next week before their showdown with Georgia.