The No. 22 Mississippi Rebels handed the No. 15 LSU Tigers their third straight loss in a 38-17 contest. The win bumps the Rebels' record to 8-3, while the Tigers fall to 7-3. Here's what you need to know from the Rebels' victory.
Leonard Fournette picked up 108 yards on 25 carries, but Ole Miss did a great job of taking away the run and forcing LSU to throw it. QB Brandon Harris completed 26 of 52 passes for 324 yards and a TD, but was also picked off twice.
Chad Kelly was the MVP for the Rebels. He completed 19 of 34 passes for 280 yards, 2 TDs and no picks. He also added 12 carries for 81 yards and two scores. The Tiger defense had no answer for him.
The Tigers actually outgained the Rebels, but were done in by three turnovers. The Rebels only turned it over once and that was a big difference in the game. LSU also committed 13 penalties that cost them 95 yards. A few flags came on big plays, too.
The contest wasn't a battle of unanswered drives. Ole Miss scored 24 straight, before allowing LSU to claw back into the game with 17 unanswered. But, the Rebels shut the door in the third quarter with two touchdowns.
"We're rolling. We're doing a good job." - Kelly.
“Yeah, I don’t think there’s any question that offense needs to be adapted, needs to be fixed. We were out of sync. It’s not how we practice. We have one game left. And I told the team, ‘We’re going to play best. We’re not going to repeat these mistakes.’ We’ve lost some chemistry.” - LSU head coach Les Miles.
"It was really scary. But it's SEC West football. Anything can happen. It's going to be a dogfight all 60 minutes. No game is won in 30 minutes." - Ole Miss TE Evan Engram on LSU coming back in the game.
“We’re within a score. You’d like to think that the defense would respond and play well, but that wasn’t today.” - Miles.
The loss to Ole Miss has done nothing to quite the noise surrounding Miles. He's reportedly on the hot seat, and the Miles Era may be ending soon. Perhaps the two parties parting ways is for the best, as Miles can find success elsewhere.
Ole Miss is still in the SEC West race. The Rebels need to beat Mississippi State next weekend and then hope Auburn shocks Alabama. If Ole Miss were to win the West, it would throw the College Football Playoff situation into complete chaos. It's an unlikely scenario, but it could happen.Back to the Mississippi Rebels Newsfeed
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