Win over Ole Miss propels LSU up in polls

LSU used a big second half to pound Ole Miss 38-21 on Saturday night in Death Valley. How'd that sit with pollsters? LSU jumped up in both polls following the win.

LSU's win over Ole Miss moved the Tigers to 3-0 under Ed Orgeron and sets the stage for a big showdown against No. 1 Alabama in Death Valley. The Tigers jumped up from No. 23 to No. 19 in the latest Coaches Poll and from No. 25 to No. 19 in the AP Poll.

The Tigers rolled up 515 yards of total offense against Ole Miss with running back Leonard Fournette setting LSU's single-game rushing record. Fournette scored three touchdowns on the day while averaging over 17 yards per carry. After the game, Fournette said he was out of shape, which is scary for any opposing defense to hear.

Defensively, LSU's defense under Dave Aranda continued to play well, even after allowing 21 points in the first half. The Tigers held Ole Miss to just 325 total yards and held quarterback Chad Kelly to 209 yards passing, his lowest passing total this season.

LSU's next opponent, Alabama, remained at No. 1 following the Crimson Tide's 33-14 win over Texas A&M. The Tigers and Tide face off on November 5 in Tiger Stadium.

Get the full Coaches Poll here and the full AP Poll here on Scout.


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