In anticlimactic fashion, the LSU Tigers followed up their stellar victory against a top ranked Alabama team with a game against the struggling Ole Miss Rebels. No one would predict that Ole Miss could beat LSU but many were surprised with their performance.
Ole Miss was able to put up 37 points in the game, to LSU’s 58, but managed to run all over the field in what almost seemed effortlessly. LSU had no clue how to stop their running game, as Ole Miss freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee ran for 212 yards and 4 touchdowns. The amount of points Ole Miss was able to score and how easily they ran the football brings up a lot of concerns for this LSU defense. If Ole Miss had a defense that could match their offensive intensity, this game would have not ended well for the Tigers.
Luckily, LSU was able to shred the Ole Miss defense just a little more than they could do to us. Much of LSU’s offensive success was found through the air, as it has all season. Joe Burrow threw for 489 yards and 5 touchdowns in another game that further sticks him as the favorite for the Heisman trophy. He looks so unphased as he leads this team week in and week out. A true competitor and leader that LSU has lacked at the quarterback position for a long, long time. Clyde Edwards Helaire was able to continue his hot streak with another big game, putting up 172 rushing yards and adding a touchdown, he will not be denied.
As the the regular season starts to wind to a close, the LSU Tigers sit at 10 and 0 with two games remaining in the regular season. One vs. Arkansas, who has looked to be one of the worst SEC teams in anyone’s recent memory and one vs. Texas A&M. Both games should have the Tigers heavily favored and barring any crazy surprises they will find themselves playing the UGA Bulldogs in Atlanta for the SEC championship game. That will be another game that LSU should be favored in. The probability is that LSU will be getting it’s first chance in the College Football Playoff with a chance to win it all this year. Something fans have felt should be the standard every year. Along with that opportunity, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is the front runner for Coach of the year and quarterback Joe Burrow could sit out the last two games and still win the Heisman. To date, it has been an exciting season! Cannot wait to see what the future holds for this team!