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LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price (3) follows the block of guard Ed Ingram (70) and dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Did LSU find itself last week against Florida?

On Saturday at Ole Miss, we’ll all find out.

It’s been a weird few days in Baton Rouge with LSU coach Ed Orgeron announcing Sunday plans to resign at the end of the season. 

The Tigers are 4-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC play after stunning Florida 49-42 last week in Death Valley. 

At Ole Miss, LSU faces second-year coach Lane Kiffin - a man who is rumored to be among the candidates to replace Orgeron. 

If the Tigers are to have a shot at Ole Miss, they’ll likely have to replicate what they did against Florida - run the ball well on offense and force turnovers on defense.

Kiffin indicated on Monday that his star quarterback, Matt Corral, is uncertain for Saturday’s game after taking a beating with 30 carries at Tennessee.

While this may be a matter of Kiffin simply trying to give something else for LSU to consider in its defensive game plan, it would definitely change the Rebels’ offense if Corral is unable to go.

If you take Corral, a serious Heisman Trophy candidate, out of the mix, LSU suddenly looks like it has a shot in Oxford. The No. 2 quarterback for the Rebels is a true freshman, Luke Altmyer. 

LSU also has to contend with how the team responds to Orgeron’s resignation. 

Some experts contend that LSU already hasn’t been playing all that hard this season. Could Orgeron’s exit make things worse?

Week 8: LSU vs. Ole Miss

When: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Oxford, Mississippi 

The line: LSU (+9) at Ole Miss

Series record: LSU leads, 64-40-4

Ole Miss record: 5-1, 2-1 in SEC

LSU record: 4-3, 2-2 in SEC


The game is available to watch on CBS, the CBS app and the CBS Sports app with a cable subscription that includes CBS.

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3.8: LSU's average yards per rush - an improvement of 1.2 in 4 weeks

1: The number of interceptions thrown by Ole Miss QB Matt Corral

43.7: Average points per game for Ole Miss.

32.43: Average points per game for LSU.

SEC schedule for Saturday

11 a.m. - Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas (SECN)

2:30 p.m. - LSU at Ole Miss (CBS)

3 p.m. - Mississippi State at Vanderbilt (SECN)

6 p.m. - Tennessee at Alabama (ESPN)

6:30 p.m. - South Carolina at Texas A&M (SECN)

Key storylines

Halloween ghosts, one-second blues and 'Archie Who?': Five memorable games between LSU-Ole Miss

Rabalais: Coach Lane Kiffin is a polarizing prospect for LSU. But don't rule him all the way out.

How will Ed Orgeron's departure affect LSU's recruiting class? Players and experts weigh in

With Glen Logan back on LSU's defensive line, he and Neil Farrell Jr. 'feed off of each other'

Rabalais: Facing a huge football hire, Scott Woodward may be LSU's most qualified AD for the task

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