The LSU Tigers scored the program’s biggest win in nearly a decade last week. The Tigers walked into Tuscaloosa and went on the prowl, defeating the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide 46-41. Now, with a #1 ranking standing next to their name, the Tigers look to keep that momentum going on the road.
The Bayou Bengals will tackle the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford Saturday night. As you might expect, the vaunted Fighting Tigers are heavy favorites in this one. The unbeaten Tigers, led by Heisman Trophy frontrunner Joe Burrow, have been mowing down teams left and right this year. This trend figures to continue Saturday night against the Rebels, who are a mere 4-6 on the year and 2-4 in SEC play.
The Rebs have sputtered a bit on offense this year. They’ve only accumulated nine passing touchdowns all season. Joe Burrow has ... 33. Matt Corral and John Rhys Plumlee are tied for the team lead in TDs with four apiece, while Grant Tisdale is responsible for the only other score through the air.
The Rebels ground game has been their ‘strongest’ unit as they have four players with at least 400+ yards. Rhys Plumlee leads the team with 777 while Scottie Phillips has 542 . Jerrion Ealy has totaled 499 yards to this point, while Snoop Conner has 436.
Suffice it to say though, Ole Miss likely won’t be able to hang with LSU’s offense. The trio of wideouts that LSU has should be due for big games against the Ole Miss defense. I’d expect Burrow to keep it moving with Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr. all getting quality opportunities.
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Moneyline: LSU -1800 | Ole Miss +900