BEST GAMES VS. OLE MISS
The best games ever against the Rebels
1. 1959 – LSU 7, Ole Miss 3 – The granddaddy of them all, No. 1 LSU's 7-3 win over Ole Miss still remains the greatest single game in Tiger football history. Billy Cannon's 89-yard punt return for a touchdown and a historic goal-line stand in the end kept defending national champion LSU's 17-game winning streak in tact. The game-winning punt return for a touchdown plus his part in the game-saving tackle all but assured Cannon of the Heisman Trophy.
2. 1972 – LSU 17, Ole Miss
16 – For years there was a sign on the Louisiana-Mississippi border
that read, "You are now entering
3. 2003 – LSU 17, Ole Miss 14 – It is considered the biggest game in the history of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. No. 3 LSU held on to beat 15th-ranked Ole Miss 17-14 and pave LSU's way to an SEC and national championship. After falling behind 7-0, LSU rallied for a 17-7 fourth quarter lead and withstood a rally by Eli Manning and Co. to win by three.
4. 1970 – LSU 61, Ole Miss 17 – In 1969, the Tigers watched their national title hopes slip away when Archie Manning and the Ole Miss Rebels nipped LSU 26-23 in Oxford. The Tigers exerted a little payback in 1970 when LSU trounced the Rebels 61-17 before a national television audience on ABC. The Tigers rout of Ole Miss inspired the song "Archie Who?"
5. 1964 – LSU 11, Ole Miss 10 – In another game that went down to the wire, LSU snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when Billy Ezell hit Doug Moreau for the game-winning, two-point conversion as the Tigers beat Ole Miss 11-10 in 1964.
6. 1958 – LSU 14, Ole Miss 0 – Fresh off a 10-7 win over Florida – a win which placed LSU in the No. 1 spot – the Tigers knocked off No. 6 Ole Miss 14-0 for a key victory en route to the national championship.
7. 1977 – LSU 28, Ole Miss
21 – It still remains the biggest comeback in LSU football history. The
Tigers trailed 21-0 before rallying for 28 unanswered points to stake claim to a
28-21 win in
8. 2006 – LSU 23, Ole Miss 20 (OT) – LSU looked to be doomed to defeat against a weak Ole Miss team before JaMarcus Russell rallied the Tigers from a 20-7 fourth quarter deficit with a pair of late touchdown passes to force overtime. Colt David's 26-yard field goal saved the day for LSU in the first extra period.
9. 2004 – LSU 27, Ole Miss 24 – In a game that never seemed as close as the final score, Alley Broussard set the school's single-game rushing record running for 250 yards as LSU slipped past the Rebels 27-24.
10. 2002 – LSU 14, Ole Miss 13 – Still smarting from a 31-0 loss to Alabama the week prior, LSU nipped Ole Miss 14-13 when Marcus Randall connected with Michael Clayton in the game's waning moments for the game-winning touchdown.
1941 – Ole Miss 13, LSU 12
1947 – Ole Miss 20, LSU 18
1957 – Ole Miss 14, LSU 12
1971 – Ole Miss 24, LSU 22
1973 – LSU 51, Ole Miss 14
1986 – Ole Miss 21, LSU 19