LSU rushing offense vs. Ole Miss rushing defense:
The LSU running game has been
coming of age in the last several weeks. The Tigers have topped the 200-yard
rushing mark in each of the last two games. Keiland Williams and Trindon Holliday have been given a more active role in the running game. Alley Broussard
has enjoyed somewhat of a rebirth and Jacob Hester has been as steady as ever.
JaMarcus Russell has even gotten in the mix with a couple of designed
quarterback draws against
LSU passing offense vs. Ole Miss passing defense:
Earlier in the year LSU was
struggling to show balance on offense. That doesn't seem to be a problem now.
The Tigers are running and passing the ball with equal proficiency and JaMarcus
Russell seems to continue to get better and better under center. Russell
completed 18 of 21 passes for 207 yards with three touchdowns versus
Ole Miss rushing offense vs. LSU rushing defense:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a quality back and could play for lots of other SEC teams. However, there is very little around Ellis in the way of a rushing attack. Bruce Hall and Mico McSwain provide little support to Green-Ellis as the Rebels average just 134 yards per game on the ground. On the flip side, LSU is dominant in this area ranking fifth in the nation against the run, allowing just 72 yards. The Tigers run stoppers are rated as the best in the SEC.
Ole Miss passing offense vs. LSU passing defense:
Brent Schaeffer did little help what ailed the Ole Miss passing attack. After obtaining eligibility just in time for fall camp, Schaeffer has completed just 100 of 211 passes for 1,239 yards. He has thrown more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (7) as the Rebels passing attack checks in at 109th in Division I-A (139 yards per game). LSU remains one of the best pass defensive teams in all of college football, allowing just 158 yards per game (13th nationally), and are ranked third in pass efficiency defense.
LSU special teams vs. Ole Miss special teams:
Missing Craig Davis last week after
he sustained an injury at
Advantage: Ole Miss