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.
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