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Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, shown taking a big hit from LSU defensive end Christian LaCouture (18) during last year's game in Oxford, Miss., leads the SEC with 1,359 passing yards going into Saturday night's contest with No. 6 LSU in Tiger Stadium.

A quick rundown of LSU's opponent on Saturday night, the Ole Miss Rebels ...


KICKOFF: 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium


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SERIES: LSU leads 61-41-4

LAST MEETING: LSU 40, Ole Miss 24 (Oct. 21, 2017 in Oxford, Miss.)


RECORD: 3-1 (0-1 Southeastern Conference)

RESULTS SO FAR: Defeated Texas Tech 47-27, defeated Southern Illinois 76-41, lost to Alabama 62-7, defeated Kent State 38-17

OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, running back Scottie Phillips, wide receiver A.J. Brown

DEFENSIVE LEADERS: Safety Zedrick Woods, middle linebacker Mohamed Sanogo, defensive end Victor Evans

RUMBLINGS: Picked to finish sixth in the SEC West, Ole Miss racked up a surprising 20-point win over Texas Tech in its opener but lost by 55 to No. 1 Alabama in its next big test. Now, the Rebels get to face No. 5 LSU on the road.


Since replacing an injured Shea Patterson last season, Ta'amu has done a solid job and leads the SEC with 1,359 yards passing for a team that ranks 14th in the FBS, averaging 522.8 total yards per game. Brown is the real deal as a preseason first-team All-SEC pick.


While the offense is capable, the defense has been a major problem. Ole Miss ranks 120th of 129 FBS teams in allowing 505.3 total yards per game. The Rebels are 121st against the pass (314.5 yards a game) and 111th in scoring defense (36.8 points per game).

Sheldon Mickles

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