LSU safety Jamal Adams vs. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace
Ole Miss won’t come into Tiger Stadium on Saturday night with any secrets: The Rebels like to throw the ball. Ole Miss has the No. 3 passing offense in the Southeastern Conference, averaging 282 yards through the air. Wallace, a senior, has been the second-most prolific passer behind Texas A&M’s Kenny Hill, throwing for 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. It’ll be quite the test for Adams, a freshman who has been thrust into a starting spot after an injury to sophomore Dwayne Thomas. Adams has shined so far, collecting 19 tackles and a sack in his first three SEC games.
LSU offensive tackles vs. Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes
It all begins in the trenches for Ole Miss, and Haynes is key to it all. The freshman has 6.5 sacks in seven games. He’ll match up with senior left tackle La’el Collins or sophomore right tackle Jerald Hawkins. LSU’s offensive line ranks 11th in the SEC in sacks allowed with 16. Looks like a good matchup for Haynes.
LSU running back Leonard Fournette vs. Ole Miss run defense
The Rebels have allowed only 97.1 rushing yards per game, ranking second in the SEC. And Ole Miss has only allowed three rushing touchdowns. That said, Fournette has been solid against SEC opponents, averaging 4.4 yards per carry with three scores. Something has to give.
He said what?
“It’s really difficult for me to tell a family, a dad that’s just got off work or somebody who has had a rough weekend, where they should be spending their time as a family. Only thing I can tell you is that, if you have tickets, the back end of these games is worthwhile staying for. It’s, in my opinion, an event. It’s a wonderful place to spend an evening. Irritated has never been my issue.”
— LSU coach Les Miles on whether he is irritated by fans leaving games early
By the numbers
1 -- Field goals LSU sophomore Colby Delahoussaye has missed in 21 attempts during his LSU career.
7 -- Wins LSU sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings has in eight career starts.
.500 -- Coach Les Miles’ winning percentage in games that LSU has trailed in the fourth quarter. He’s 23-23.