LSU vs. Ole Miss Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the LSU vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
LSU (5-2) vs. Ole Miss (3-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Game Time: 7:15 pm ET
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
It’s amazing how LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron were so, so close to slipping into the abyss, and now, just like that, it was able to pull off a close 17-16 win at Florida, and followed it up with a great second half to stun Auburn 27-23.
And now, shockingly, the SEC West is there for the taking.
This is a badly flawed team, but the one SEC loss is to Mississippi State, who already has two conference losses. Beat Ole Miss this week, and next week at Alabama – as nasty as that is – would at least be a shot for the Tigers to take over the West race.
Ole Miss also showed a sign of life, ripping apart Vanderbilt last week with the offense finally going off again.
There’s no bowl game in this season of punishment, but the second half of the season is about setting the tone for next season and beyond. Consider this one long tune-up, and beating LSU would bring a whole lot of hope for 2018.
One Reason Why LSU Will Win
How is LSU getting it done? The defense has shown up.
The offense has been spotty – a banged up Derrius Guice and limited passing attack have had something to do with that – but the D has been terrific.
Arden Key and company stepped up the pass rush against Auburn last week, keeping Jarrett Stidham under wraps. Kerryon Johnson ran well, but his 156-yard day wasn’t enough.
The Ole Miss offensive line has had a hard time keeping QB Shea Patterson from getting popped, and this week it’s going to be under siege. However …
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
Patterson has been fantastic.
He might have been shut down cold by Alabama, but that’s Alabama.
Against Auburn, Patterson kept the team alive throwing for 346 yards and two scores, and he bombed away last week with 351 yards and four touchdowns against a solid Vanderbilt D.
The Alabama loss was the only time he hasn’t hit the 300-yard mark, and while he’ll have to deal with the second-best secondary he’s faced this year, he’s proven to be sharp enough and accurate enough to keep the passing game moving.
What’s Going To Happen
If LSU really is good, it wins this thing in a walk.
The team showed the heart and fight against Auburn that didn’t seem there at times early on, but that can’t be an aberration.
The defense will get to Patterson just enough to overcome a big day of sinking and dunking, and the offense will be okay enough to finally get Derrius Guice rolling again.
The star running back might not be 100%, but he and the ground game will rip off 200 yards and control the tempo throughout.
LSU vs. Ole Miss Prediction
LSU 27, Ole Miss 17
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