Ole Miss-LSU Highlights Vegas SEC Predictions Week 9

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Saturday Blitz Vegas SEC Predictions Week 9

Game of the Week

No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels at No. 24 LSU Tigers

Line: Ole Miss by 3.5

At the beginning of the season, we were questioning if Ole Miss would be good enough to compete with LSU. Now, we’re asking the opposite question. That makes this game very intriguing. We need to see how much the Tigers have improved since their two bad losses to Mississippi State and Auburn a few weeks ago, and this game also could tell us even more about Ole Miss. It’s certainly worth tuning into.

Ole Miss, just like Mississippi State, spent a few weeks proving the world wrong and finally got a breather by blowing out Tennessee last week. But it wasn’t much of a breather on defense. The group dominated Tennessee’s offense, with Senquez Golson adding to his interception numbers on the season. For the Rebels to win this game, they simply need to be themselves: dominant in the secondary against a very weak LSU passing game and good enough on offense. They need to make sure they keep LSU’s running game from every getting going, but that should be easier knowing they can cheat a few guys up given how great their secondary is.

LSU, meanwhile, has to first and foremost get a dominant rushing attack going. They have had three different guys shine at different times this year, but it’s time for the freshman, Leonard Fournette, to finally look like the superstar that he was hyped up to be. Fournette has to be the catalyst for the team, and that will help to bring somewhat of a passing game to this offense. If that happens, the Tigers at least could provide the Rebels with a great defense, and the home crowd in Death Valley at night would be enough for them to pull off the win. But first they have to get the running game going, and that’s going to be very hard against this Ole Miss defense.


We said a few weeks ago we’re done picking against Mississippi State. The same is now going to hold true for Ole Miss. The Rebels have proven they’re a great team, and they match up perfectly with LSU. The Tigers will manage to turn the ball over the few times that they do decide to pass, and the lack of a passing game will be the difference against this dominant defense. Ole Miss pulls it out in Death Valley.

Ole Miss: 26 LSU: 21

Next: Arkansas-UAB