Why he’s good
Take one peek at the Southeastern Conference interception totals, and one name stands out immediately. Ole Miss senior cornerback Senquez Golson has been a takeaway machine for a Rebels pass defense that leads the conference with 15 interceptions. Golson has seven of those 15 picks. The next-highest interception total in the SEC is three, a number than nine other defensive backs share. Golson leads the conference with 105 interception return yards. It’s likely that Golson will match up against LSU sophomore wide receiver Travin Dural, who ranks third in the conference in receiving yards per game (83.1). LSU will likely look for Dural deep, but the agile Golson could take away those streak routes.
Does size matter?
Standing at 5-foot-9, 176 pounds, Golson isn’t the most physically intimidating cornerback, but that hasn’t stopped him from leading the league in takeaways. LSU receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural are 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-2, respectively. It should be interesting to see how LSU attacks Golson.
Number to know
Ole Miss has played seven football games, and Golson has seven interceptions.
He said what?
“You picture your passing attack through that deep seam and as it would come down, and then you take them to the field and you throw those throws. And they get comfortable throwing those throws, and they realize how big the window is or how small the window is, and they get off a guy that’s covered And it’s a maturation process.”
— LSU coach Les Miles on getting quarterback Anthony Jennings to gain confidence.
By the numbers
4 — Touchdowns Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace scored on his last visited Tiger Stadium in 2012 (2 rushing, 2 passing)
6 — Victories Les Miles has as LSU’s coach in nine games against Ole Miss
156 — Passing yards per game surrendered by the Tigers’ defense in 2014.