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College Football Week 12: Ole Miss At #8 LSU

Ole Miss
LSU
Vanderbilt v Mississippi
Mississippi State v LSU
Coaching
Ole Miss missed out on a chance to become bowl eligible last week when it allowed a game-winning touchdown to Vanderbilt in the final week. Now the Rebels, 5-5, will have to upset LSU or in-state rival Mississippi State to reach the postseason.
Winner LSU did pretty well against its incredible difficult five-game stretch, going 3-2. Now try telling that to an LSU fan.
Offense
Winner The Rebels had great success through the air last week but ran for a measly 55 yards on 40 carries. Running against LSU won’t be easy but Ole Miss must try to find some balance.
Zach Mettenberger and the LSU offense have been steadily improving. He threw for 373 yards and two scores last week.
Defense
The defense has been inconsistent this season; if it can slow down the Tigers on the ground it has a chance.
Winner Nothing has changed about this unit all season—it is one of the best in the country. It says something that the team that scored the most points against the Tigers this season was Towson (22).
Special Teams
The Rebels are 92nd overall in Football Outsiders’ special teams rankings.
Winner The Tigers fumbled a punt last week; their special teams have taken a step back from last year but are still pretty good.

The Winner Is

Mississippi State v LSU
Winner LSU
3 out of 4

LSU will win this game and stay in the hunt for a BCS bowl. Mississippi is still a program trying to become competitive in the SEC.
-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

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