LSU Tigers (5-2) at Ole Miss Rebels (3-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)
The Line: Ole Miss Rebels +7 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
We have some SEC action on the gridiron as the #24 LSU Tigers face off against the Ole Miss Rebels in a week 8 college football matchup.
The #24 LSU Tigers will try to climb up the rankings after cracking the top-25 again with a 27-23 victory over then #10 Auburn to improve to 5-2 this season and 2-1 in SEC play. Danny Etling threw for 206 yards and a touchdown on 13 of 24 passing, while Derrius Guice and Russell Gage each rushed for 71 yards. Stephen Sullivan chipped in a rushing TD, while DJ Chark led LSU with 5 catches for 150 yards in addition to a 75-yard punt return touchdown early in the 4th quarter. Gage also added 3 receptions for 28 yards and the team’s lone receiving touchdown in the win. Defensively, LSU combined for 3 sacks while holding an otherwise dynamic Auburn offense to 354 yards of total offense in the victory.
The Ole Miss Rebels will try to climb back above .500 after notching their first conference victory of the season, a 57-35 victory over Vanderbilt to sit at 3-3 overall and 1-2 in SEC play. Shea Patterson threw for 351 yards and 4 touchdowns on 22 of 35 passing, while Jordan Wilkins led the Rebels’ ground attack with 18 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. Eric Swinney logged 7 carries for 76 yards and a score, while Patterson called his own number 7 times for 8 yards and a rushing TD. A.J. Brown and DaMarkus Lodge each caught a pair of touchdowns, with Brown catching 8 passes for 174 yards, while Lodge hauled in 5 passes for 74 yards. The Rebels combined for an interception and a whopping 7 sacks, including 3 from Marquis Haynes and a pair from DeMarquis Gates, while also leading the team with 6 tackles and 4 assists.
LSU is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. Ole Miss is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
LSU put up a solid come-from-behind win against Auburn and while Ole Miss put forth a good offensive showing of their own, they still gave up 35 points and 417 yards of total offense to an otherwise anemic Vanderbilt offense. LSU has the balanced attack to do some damage if the Rebels slip up, and though I was tricked by LSU as a home underdog by a touchdown last week, I think the Tigers buck that trend knowing that a loss would take them back out of the top-25 and they come up with a big road win and cover here.