In Baton Rouge, the pressure is beginning to mount as LSU tumbled in both the SEC title race and the College Football Playoff race with two straight losses.
LSU has not lost three straight for the past 16 years.
Les Myles the LSU coach said the team was in a crisis mode following a pair of losses to Alabama and Arkansas, both by double digits.
LSU just two weeks ago was No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings and is now No. 15.
Ole Miss is in a three-way tie with LSU and Arkansas for the SEC West division. They could claim the division title if they are able to win out and if Alabama were to lose its last game of the season at Auburn.
Ole Miss is coming off a bye week giving them two weeks to stew over its loss to Arkansas in overtime 53-52.
LSU fell behind by 10 points to Alabama and 21 to Arkansas and were unable to overcome either deficit.
The offensive line for LSU is considered one of the best but has not opened holes for their star running back Leonard Fournette who has been held to under 100 yards for two straight games. In the process, Fournette’s hopes of a Heisman Trophy have taken a big hit.
Chad Kelly the Ole Miss quarterback leads an offense that could lead the SEC in scoring. The offense and Kelly could set a number of school records, but its defense has had a hard time stopping any opposing offense.
The scoring should come often in this game.
Latest Line LSU vs Mississippi
Favorite: Ole Miss -6.5
On the season LSU is 7-2 straight up and 4-5 against the spread, while Ole Miss is 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS. On the road, the Tigers are 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS, while at home the Rebels are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS.
Lean: LSU will return from its doldrums of late and not only cover, but win outright staving off three consecutive losses yet again.