1. What we learned
Maybe Les Miles is right. This LSU team is coming. It certainly came up with one of the biggest victories in recent program history by upsetting No. 3-ranked Ole Miss 10-7. The Tigers shook off four potentially crippling turnovers and a missed a short field goal to pull out an epic victory. The defense played better than it has perhaps all season and the offense came up with an incredibly clutch 95-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to score the winning points on an Anthony Jennings-to-Logan Stokes 3-yard pass.
2. Trending now
LSU’s defense came up big when it mattered most, saving the day when the offense struggled for 3½ quarters against an Ole Miss team that has one of the nation’s top-rated defenses. Standing tall and picking up the slack when their own offense turned the ball over four times, twice in the second half, LSU limited the Rebels to 52 yards on their final six series. The Tigers had a key stop on fourth-and-1 with less than two minutes left and came up with an interception that turned the Rebels away with 2 seconds remaining.
3. Final thoughts
It’s been a long time, but in the end it was classic LSU versus Ole Miss. With championship hopes on the line for the Rebels, the Tigers thwarted them as they have done so many times in the past. Now with an open week ahead the question is what to make of LSU’s now brighter-looking future with Alabama coming to town in two weeks. After three straight wins following the rout at Auburn, this young team of Tigers looks ahead of schedule on the rebuilding front. Who could have imagined that?