Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace tries to keep the team’s undefeated streak – and playoff hopes – alive in a hostile environment in the Bayou.
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The #3 Ole Miss Rebels put their league-best 7-0 record on the line for a road matchup with the #24 LSU Tigers in Week 9 of college football.
With huge upset wins this season over the Alabama Crimson Tide and then on the road over Texas A&M, the Rebels are one of the hottest teams in football. QB Bo Wallace looks like a Heisman trophy candidate and will face off against the Mississippi State Bulldogs QB Dak Prescott in the final game of the season for what could be the deciding game for both the SEC title and representing the SEC in the college football playoffs.
The Tigers on the other hand are trying to regain their bearing after losing to the other major SEC players – Auburn and Mississippi State. LSU had two convincing wins over Florida and Kentucky to put them back in the top 25 and a slim chance to get back into the SEC title hunt if they win out and get some help.
The two teams have very different offensive philosophies this year: the Rebels plan to beat teams through the air with Wallace and all of the team’s passing weapons while keeping the opponent out of the endzone thanks to one of the best passing defenses in football. The Tigers, meanwhile, utilize an effective running back-by-committee strategy with 5 different rushers capable of getting into the endzone and averaging over 5.0 yards per carry.
Prediction: LSU – The Rebels have had a great run, better than anyone could have hoped for or expected, but LSU is an incredibly resilient team that can control the clock and set up long drives with their rushing attack. LSU should come away with the upset in this game.