The LSU Tigers are three wins away from the BCS National Title Game and will be anxious to knock Ole Miss out of the way on Saturday.
There should be no surprises in this game as the Tigers will look to quickly swipe the Rebels from sight and start preparing for Arkansas next week.
LSU will use this game to warm-up for the most critical stretch of the season as Ole Miss meekly tries to provide a challenge.
Keep reading to find out more about this SEC matchup on Saturday.
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET
Spread: LSU -30.5 (via ScoresAndOdds)
Lay the points with LSU, as they are a vastly superior team and will have no problems rolling right over the Rebels on the road.
Ole Miss struggled to contain the Alabama Crimson Tide at their home stadium back in October and lost by 45 in a game where they were getting 27.5 points.
The Tigers have too much on the line to risk playing in a close game and will look to pulverize their opponent as they inch closer to the BCS National Title Game.
Suspensions to the Ole Miss starting QB and leading rusher will also make it near impossible for them to cover in this game.
Over/Under: 46 (Via ScoresAndOdds)
These teams tend to go over when they play and with such a large spread, I can see this year’s matchup going above 46.
LSU will be looking to score every time they touch the ball and should be able to on many of their possessions.
Ole Miss will probably put up a touchdown at some point to add insurance on the over.
No Major Injuries to Report
QB Randall Mackey – OUT (Suspended) – Houston Nutt decided to spend his starting QB for violating team rules and he will not play against LSU. He did not elaborate on what Mackey did.
RB Jeff Scott – OUT (Suspended) – Scott is another victim of Nutt’s suspensions and he will not be on the field this Saturday and potentially for the season-ending game against Mississippi State.
BCS/Top 25 Poll Implications
LSU is No. 1 in every poll right now and along with Oklahoma State, the only undefeated program from a major conference left standing.
They control their own destiny and will make the BCS National Title Game provided they can close out Ole Miss, Arkansas and whomever they face in the SEC championship.
It’s not an easy road after this game, so expect them to finely tune their offense, defense and special teams here as they prepare to battle their way into the BCS National Championship Game.
Keys to LSU Win: Don’t Look Past This Game
The Tigers came out sluggish against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last week but rallied for a huge win in the second half.
They cannot afford to have that same sort of complacent attitude against an SEC opponent.
LSU is the vastly superior team here but know they need to beat No. 6 Arkansas next week and win the SEC championship to go to the BCS National Title Game.
Hopefully, that doesn’t mess with their composure against a weak Ole Miss team.
Keys to Ole Miss Win
Head coach Houston Nutt is not being retained next season and he is now suspending players for what seems like attitude problems during a lost season.
It would be a miracle for this team to rally together and win against the most dominant team in the country.
But LSU safety Brandon Taylor knows that they can’t be taken lightly no matter what.
"We are still playing in the SEC, and in the SEC anything goes. Any team can come in and beat you.”
LSU 52, Ole Miss 7