By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
I wouldn't be surprised if this game was close early. The Rebels have a rare opportunity to host the nation's #1 ranked team. But playing inspired football will only carry you so far when you're matched up against a team with superior talent and coaching like LSU.
The Tigers are sky high after coming off of one of their biggest victories in school history, downing Alabama in Tuscalooser, 46-41 last week.
Ole Miss (4-6, 2-4 in SEC), Should be no problem for the LSU explosive offense, lead by Heisman Trophy candidate Joe Burrow.
The Rebels defense ranks 26th against the rush, but a dismal 118th in the country against the pass. Burrow will continue to add to his rich Heisman resume as he attacks through the air.
LSU has the nations second best passing attack averaging 379 yard per game and the 4th best overall offense, averaging 538 YPG. Burrow leads the SEC in TD passes, 33. Passing yards, 3,198. A 79% comp. percentage, and a QB rating of 202.5 ....
There should be no problem distributing the ball to Justin Jefferson, Terrace Marshall Jr., Ja'Marr Chase, and TE, Thad Moss.
Expect RB, Clyde Edwards-Helaire to have his typical performance, as the Tigers avaerage 159 rushing yards per game in their pass happy offense.
When the Tigers' defense takes the field they will face a Ole Miss offense that lives by a big play rushing attack and dies with the inability the throw the football. If LSU can limit the big plays by Freshman QB John Rhys Plumlee and the running game, it will be a long night for the Rebels.
Overall I see a LSU blowout victory. Simply too much Joe Burrow for the LandSharks to handle and not enough of a blanced attack for the Rebels. It will get out of hand quickly in the second half.
PREDICTION: LSU 48, Ole Miss 20.