LSU has seemingly gotten its swagger back with back-to-back wins against Florida and Auburn, but ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit thinks the confidence gained from those wins will backfire.
Ed Orgeron, the former Rebels coach from 2005-07, makes his return to Oxford, where LSU has lost two straight.
Herbstreit thinks the 24th-ranked Bayou Bengals will drop a third straight in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night. Herbstreit points to the Shea Patterson-led Ole Miss offense with its plethora of weapons will make it happen.
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“I’m one step ahead of LSU,” Herbstreit said. “I thought they could compete against Florida and Auburn, and I think now that everyone is doing this again (patting them on the back), I think they show up and they don’t respect Ole Miss, and I think Ole Miss gets them. I think the wide receivers and Shea Patterson have a big game. I think Ole Miss can beat them.”
Herbstreit isn’t the only one who thinks LSU will have a letdown at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
SEC Country’s Alex Martin Smith also picked the Rebels. Others such as SEC Network’s Chris Doering also predicted Ole Miss with a 34-31 win.