Les Miles has plenty to worry about when his reeling LSU Tigers face the Ole Miss Rebels this weekend. The environment at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. apparently won’t be one of his concerns.
Miles is 3-2 against the Rebels in five meetings in Oxford and said Ole Miss did not possess much of a home-field advantage.
“Honestly I haven’t felt that is a difficult atmosphere,” Miles said, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Ironically, Miles lost his last game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, a narrow 27-24 defeat in 2013. The Rebels have only gotten better at home since that game, too. Ole Miss has won 11 of its last 13 home games over the past two years. Both of those losses have come against SEC foes, however.
The Rebels also dropped their most recent home game to Arkansas, 53-52, in an overtime thriller. The Razorbacks then disposed of LSU at home, 31-14, last Saturday.
LSU hasn’t been particularly great on the road recently. The Tigers are 4-3 in true road games the past two years and are 2-1 in three road contests this season. LSU lost 30-16 to Alabama in its latest road matchup.
The Tigers will need to take care of business in their final road game of the season — difficult atmosphere or not — if they plan on getting into a New Year’s Six bowl game and salvaging an impressive start.
Ole Miss took exception to Miles’ comments about its home-field vibe.
— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) November 19, 2015