LSU coach Les Miles urged fans to stay late in the Tigers’ game this Saturday against Ole Miss – something they haven’t done lately.
“Bring food so you can stay long. Stay through the fourth quarter,” the coach said at his weekly press conference Monday.
No. 24 LSU (6-2, 2-2 Southeastern) hosts No. 3 Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0) in a nationally televised game. ESPN College GameDay is coming to town, and the Tigers and Rebels have the primetime spot on the network at 6:15 p.m.
Tiger Stadium was at least one-third empty early in the third quarter of LSU’s 41-3 win over Kentucky last Saturday. The student section was half empty midway through the third.
LSU announced on Monday that the game against Ole Miss was a sellout. Newly expanded Tiger Stadium now seats 102,321.
- LSU sent in video to the Southeastern Conference of the hit against Tigers linebacker Kendell Beckwith during the win over Kentucky. UK’s Dorian Baker hit Beckwith on a comeback block in the third quarter. No flag was thrown for the hit for targeting. “Conference is looking at it,” Miles said.
- LSU freshman defensive tackle Travonte Valentine did not warm up with the team on the field before the Kentucky, Miles said. There were multiple reports that Valentine was dressed out and warming up with the rest of the team. Valentine has not been ruled eligible by the Southeastern Conference. The NCAA has cleared him, though.