The (#20) Ole Miss Rebels (3-1) will host the (#13) LSU Tigers (3-1) on Saturday night. LSU has won three straight games after dropping their season opener to top-ranked Florida State, including taking down Arkansas in last Saturday’s victory, 34-31. The Tigers’ offense remained high-caliber, recording 509 yards in the win. Meanwhile, Ole Miss suffered their first season loss in Week 4, falling to conference foe Alabama 24-10. The Rebels’ rushing attack was stymied, tallying just 56 yards on the ground in defeat.
#13 LSU Tigers vs. #20 Ole Miss Rebels Beavers Odds and Match Details
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Fixture: LSU @ Ole Miss
Date and Time: September 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. EST
Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Field Surface: Grass (2016-present)
Weather: Mostly Clear, with a low of 64 degrees
The LSU Tigers, led by quarterback Jayden Daniels, have one of the most high-powered offenses in the country. Across four games, the former Arizona State signal-caller has thrown for 1,296 yards and 12 scores against two picks. The Tigers’ ground attack is also elite, averaging 192 yards per game on 5.3 yards per carry. LSU is the SEC leader in offensive yards per game and yards per play while limiting turnovers.
However, the Tigers’ defense has struggled to contain opponents this season. The secondary limits opposing quarterbacks to a lackluster completion percentage, but the front seven has gotten gashed in the run. LSU allows an SEC-high 4.4 yards per rush attempt. Overall, they are in the bottom half of the SEC in total yards and yards per play allowed.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss has had a fantastic season on offense. Rebels Quarterback Jaxson Dart has accumulated nearly 1,100 yards passing with seven touchdowns to start the year. The running game has also shown promise, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. However, star back Quinshon Judkins still needs to get going after rushing for nearly 1,600 yards in 2022. He has averaged just 3.5 yards per rush attempt over his first four games. The Ole Miss Rebels trail just Mizzou for the fewest turnovers committed in the SEC.
Defensively, Ole Miss allows just 18.5 points per game. They keep opposing quarterbacks in check by allowing just four passing touchdowns this season. The rush defense is equally impressive, holding opposing backfields to a lowly 2.9 yards per rush attempt. The Rebels allow just 4.6 yards per play, one of the better marks in the SEC.
I like LSU in this matchup. Their lone loss, against an undefeated FSU Seminoles squad on a neutral field in Florida, is one of the better losses in the country. Meanwhile, Ole Miss showed little fight in their road loss against an Alabama team with a massive question mark at quarterback. LSU has the edge in quarterback play, and if the Ole Miss Rebels can’t get their workhorse back going early, the Tigers could force some Jaxson Dart turnovers. So, let’s roll with the Tigers to cover the spread on the road in Oxford.