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LSU defense will have its hands full in rematch with Ole Miss, Chad Kelly

Chad Kelly is caught in the backfield by Alabama's Reuben Foster (10) and DaShwan Hand (9) at Vaught-Hemmingway stadium Saturday during the Ole Miss v Alabama game.
Chad Kelly is caught in the backfield by Alabama’s Reuben Foster (10) and DaShwan Hand (9) at Vaught-Hemmingway stadium Saturday during the Ole Miss v Alabama game.

LSU knows what it must do to stop Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN). Then again, the Tigers knew it last season, too, and that didn’t turn out so well.

That 38-17 road loss still stings for many of the Tigers who were involved.

“If they don’t [remember], I’m going to remind them, because I remember it,” said LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron, the Tigers’ defensive-line coach at the time. “Those guys whooped our tail.”

Nobody whooped the Tigers’ tails more thoroughly than Kelly, who ran circles around Kevin Steele’s defense. Kelly passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, and when he wasn’t making things happen through the air, he was doing it on the ground, adding 81 rushing yards and two more scores.

Courtesy of David Ching and to read the rest of this article go to ESPN.com

Ole Miss now must embrace role of spoiler in Baton Rouge


Ole Miss has very little time to sulk about Saturday’s loss at Arkansas. Too much sulking and a two-game win streak with impressive wins will quickly give way to a two-game losing skid with disappointing losses.

The No. 23 Rebels go to LSU for a late-night kickoff against No. 25 LSU, another week against another ranked team in the tumultuous SEC West.

“This one I know means a lot to our people. We will educate our young kids on the history of it this week and hopefully get them prepared to go and play in another hostile environment and to play better than we did last week,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said during his Monday press conference.

With Ole Miss’ recruiting base shying farther away from home, education is part of the preparation for the game. With Ole Miss’ long-term goals out of reach, this one takes on more magnitude. There is a trophy involved, the Magnolia Bowl trophy. The rivalry has been a thing since 1894, but in 2008, it was given the moniker. Since then, the teams have split the last eight meetings. Five of those eight have been decided by 7 or fewer points.

Courtesy of Brandon Speck and to read the rest of this article go to Saturday Down South.com

Hugh Freeze not concerned about up-tempo offense depriving Ole Miss defense of rest

Courtesy of Bill Barksdale
Courtesy of Bill Barksdale

Some football pundits have criticized Ole Miss’ offense for moving too quickly, exposing its defense to long stretches on the field that eventually wear it down.

But for Rebels coach Hugh Freeze, that style is playing to his team’s strengths.

“We’ve won a lot of games doing that. We think about it frequently, but when we slow down we aren’t near as effective, it seems,” he said Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference. “Arkansas slowed it down on us (last Saturday), so it’s not like we are playing a ton of defensive snaps. We pay attention to it, but we aren’t overly concerned about it.”

Ole Miss is second-to-last in the nation in time of possession, averaging less than 24 minutes per game. The flip side of that statistic, however, is that the Rebels are 20th nationally in scoring with 39.7 points per game.

Courtesy of Marcus Rodrigue and to read the rest of this article go to Saturday Down South.com

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