LSU vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
LSU (4-0) vs. Ole Miss (3-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
The passing game continues to be serious.
The one Ole Miss blip so far was against Alabama – so what if the Tide went Vance McDonald on Chris Conte?
Oklahoma State is terrific, and Texas Tech just blew it out in Stillwater – Ole Miss beat the Red Raiders by 20.
The passing attack got its tune-ups against Southern Illinois and Kent State, too, connecting on over 11 yards per pass against everyone so far but Bama.
Louisiana Tech was able to throw for 330 yards on the LSU defense last week, and SE Louisiana and Auburn each had a little bit of success.
As good as LSU has been, it’s last in the SEC in total offense with a passing game that continues to sputter. If the Rebels can get up early, it’s uh-oh time.
One Reason Why LSU Will Win
There won’t be any running on the LSU defense.
While the Ole Miss passing game is getting all of the love, the ground attack has been strong, too, hitting the 200-yard mark twice and averaging over five yards per carry. It even ran for 115 against Alabama.
It’s not going anywhere against a Tiger D that allowed fewer than 90 yards on the ground against everyone but Auburn, who only finished with 130 yards.
LSU might not have a high-powered offense, but it’s doing everything else right, including taking the ball away and converting in the red zone. The secondary will pick off at least two passes, and with just one giveaway in the four games, the Tigers aren’t going to beat themselves.
They’ll own the time of possession battle, and they’ll control the tempo throughout.
What’s Going To Happen
LSU is way, way overdue for a clunker.
It’s getting the job done by owning the lines and taking advantage of every possible opportunity, but this week, it’ll have to open it up a bit.
Joe Burrow has to be better – he finally had his first game hitting more than half of his passes – but it’ll be the ground attack that will take over and keep Jordan Ta’amu – who’s going to play through a shoulder injury – on the sidelines. It hasn’t been a great rushing game so far, but it’ll hit the 200-yard mark and the D will take care of the rest.
But it’s not going to be easy. Ole Miss will have its chances in the fourth, and the LSU defense will come through.
Fearless Prediction & Line
LSU 31, Ole Miss 27
Line: LSU -12, o/u: 59.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 4
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