Ross Dellenger: LSU 21, Ole Miss 20
This has been the hardest decision of the season. Ole Miss is the better team, but the undefeated Rebels are playing in what’s expected to be a rowdy Tiger Stadium with a load of championship expectations resting on their shoulders. The Tigers must find a way to run the football, can’t make mistakes and have to fluster Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace. They do these things — barely.
Sheldon Mickles: Ole Miss 23, LSU 17
Les Miles wants everyone to stay through the end of the fourth quarter because, after all, he has to. The big question is will the Tigers be able to make them stick around? The LSU defense has the manpower to keep it close, but the offense — which has pulled a disappearing act at times — may find Ole Miss’ defense to be as good as advertised.
Scott Rabalais: Ole Miss 16, LSU 13
It’s hard to imagine LSU’s offense moving the ball consistently against the nation’s top-ranked scoring defense with such a fragile passing game. To win, LSU will need Ole Miss to hand it a short field, and maybe a timely 89-yard punt return for old time’s sake. But unless Billy Cannon makes a cameo, the Tigers come up just short.