Tigers and Rebels: 10 Facts To Know About LSU vs Ole Miss Football

By: Tony Thomas  November 16, 2019


The #1 ranked LSU Tigers “geaux” on the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels tonight in Oxford. Here are 10 facts to know about LSU-Ole Miss, a series that began in 1894 and has been played every year since 1945:

  •  LSU has won the last 3 meetings and 7 of the last 9.
  •  Ole Miss has the #1 ranked rushing offense in the SEC, at 247 yards per game.
  •  LSU has the #2 rushing defense in the SEC, allowing just 100 yards per game.
  •  Ole Miss has rushed for over 400 yards in a game twice this season, and has scored four or more rushing touchdowns twice.
  •  LSU has a Top 5 nationally-ranked offense averaging 46 points per game.
  •  LSU QB Joe Burrow: 3198 yards, 33 TDS, 4 INTs, 78% completion rate and is averaging 355 yards passing per game. Burrow is the front-runner to win the Heisman Trophy.
  •  LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was a former head coach of Ole Miss from 2005-2007, where he accumulated a 10-25 record. His career record with LSU, as of tonight’s game, is 34-9.
  •  Ole Miss has a tradition of assigning a deserving player jersey #38, which belonged to former Ole Miss player Chuckie Mullins. Mullins was paralyzed from the neck down after making a tackle against Vanderbilt in 1989. Mullins displayed incredible courage and spirit in dealing with the injury that left him a quadriplegic. Each year an Ole Miss player, who has displayed that same spirit and courage, is assigned jersey #38.
  •  One of the greatest games ever played between LSU and Ole Miss occurred on Halloween night in 1959. Ole Miss was winning 3-0 when they punted the ball back to LSU. The ball hit at the 11-yard line and bounced up cleanly to HB Billy Cannon. Cannon eluded some would-be tacklers toward the middle of the field, ran to the right sideline, and then outran the Ole Miss pursuit 89 yards for a touchdown to put LSU ahead 7-3. Late in the game, Cannon would be in on a goal-line stop to preserve one of the greatest victories in LSU football history. Cannon would go on to win the Heisman Trophy that season.
  •  LSU leads the series with Ole Miss 62-40-4.

LSU is a 21-point favorite today against Ole Miss. The Tigers are just too good. LSU will cover the spread.

Thanks for reading.

Material for this article sourced from http://myfantasysportstalk.com http://sportslogos.net http://cfbstats.com http://winsipedia.com 


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