LSU vs. Ole Miss prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Saturday’s SEC West showdown between the Tigers and Rebels.
Yep, Ole Miss is 3-3 and still ranked. Doesn’t make much sense to me, so this is kind of a fraud ranked matchup in my opinion. Still, the Ed Orgeron Bowl will be a close one, with his current team getting the best of his former. Leonard Fournette goes for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in his return to the field, and another solid Chad Kelly performance gets wasted as LSU wins by a touchdown.
Leonard Fournette is back. Derrius Guice is a beast. There isn’t a soul on that Ole Miss defense capable of slowing down either one of LSU’s tailbacks. The Tigers are going to run for days on the Rebels. Having said that, I still think Chad Kelly will have a big day. However, Kelly will make two crucial mistakes during the game and get picked off by both Jamal Adams and Tre’Davious White. LSU will take advantage and add some points off those turnovers, which will be the difference in the win for Ed Orgeron’s team.
This is a different Tigers outfit under Ed Orgeron. The offense is productive despite the lingering injury to Leonard Fournette, and the Bayou Bengals seem to be having fun again. Tiger Stadium will be loud, but expect quarterback Chad Kelly to play well in a tough environment. However, a late Kelly turnover and solid if not spectacular play from quarterback Danny Etling will be enough to keep the Tigers unscathed under Coach O.
It’s the Ed Orgeron Bowl! Many people have forgotten the fact that Orgeron spent three years as the head coach at Ole Miss. Rebels fans have also tried to forget that stretch, as they went 10-25 during his tenure. He’s turned around this LSU team, and they are playing their best football of the season. Ole Miss is a mystery, and who knows which team will show up. With the late kickoff (8:00 p.m. local time), Tiger Stadium will be rocking and the Bayou Bengals will win a close one. Now hit the music!