While Ole Miss was able to get the better of Les Miles-led LSU teams in their previous two meetings in Oxford, Les Miles doesn’t think Ed Orgeron will fall victim to the Rebels on Saturday night. Not even close.
The two teams are scheduled to kick off at 7:15 p.m. ET at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and the No. 24 Tigers are installed as 7-point favorites.
By the sound of it, Miles doesn’t think the game will be that close at all. Miles tweeted out his predictions for the week in this video on The Players’ Tribune, and the LSU pick is the last one in the clip.
— Les Miles (@CoachLesMiles) October 21, 2017
“Oh, this is an easy one,” Miles started. “There’s no question. [LSU is] going to wear out Ole Miss, and the reason they’re going to wear out Ole Miss is Ole Miss doesn’t have the same personnel that they used to have.”
Miles stands in contrast to Kirk Herbstreit and others who believe Ole Miss will pull off the upset.
The Tigers are coming off back-to-back wins at Florida and at home against Auburn, which they knocked off 27-23 last Saturday after rallying back from a 20-0 deficit.
While Ole Miss enters the game as the top-ranked passing offense in the SEC with 357.2 yards per game, LSU has only allowed more than 180 passing yards once all season (308 vs. Syracuse).
Last week, the Rebels got back in the win column, ending a three-game losing streak with a 57-35 victory against Vanderbilt.