LSU dominates late in 45-20 win over #7 Ole Miss
Throughout the first seven weeks of the season, Ole Miss had been struggling to put it together for all four quarters and the Rebels finally played a team that could take advantage of their inconsistency on the road at LSU.
Ole Miss coming into Death Valley with a perfect 7-0 record, LSU at 5-2 with losses to Florida State and Tennessee.
The Tigers pitch a second half shutout, outscoring the Rebels 28-0 in the final 30 minutes. What a letdown for the Rebs, going down 45-20, but what a comeback for the Tigers as the fans bring the student section on the field after knocking off the seventh ranked team in the country.
Tigers fans storming the field, and why not? Memories that’ll last a lifetime as LSU comes back to win 45-20, scoring 42 out of the last 45 points of the game, and there was really nothing Ole Miss could do to stop it as Baton Rouge comes calling, and Ole Miss falling flat in its biggest moment of the season, never really playing a complete game all year long, and it finally comes back to bite them when it matters the most.
Head Coach Lane Kiffin said, “After that pick, everything just went downhill on both sides. It was a great environment, one that I thought we did well in early. A lot of times it kind of happens the other way, you struggle when you first come into it, so I thought we had it under control and then once it started going the other way, it obviously became a factor.”
Ole Miss Safety Tysheem Johnson said, “Have everybody keep their head up. After the game I made sure that everybody keeps everybody’s energy up, keep their head up, because a loss like this could tank our season, and we don’t want that, so if everybody keeps their head up, we’ll be good.”
“We’ve got to regroup. We’ve got a loss like a lot of people in the country, and so there’s no time to sit around and mope. We’re going to go play another group of elite players in a very hard place to play next week.”
Next up for the Rebels is another tough road game at Texas A&M at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.