The Tigers and the Rebels square off at 6 p.m.
LSU hits the road for the third time in four weeks on Saturday when the No. 6/8 Tigers travel to Oxford to face Ole Miss with kickoff set for 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
This week’s game at Ole Miss marks the first time since 2004 that the Tigers are playing three SEC road games in a 4-week span.
LSU upped its record to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in league play following the 17-6 win over Florida last week.
This is the 7th time in 9 years that LSU has started at least 6-1 after 7 games under Les Miles.
Ole Miss, which has been ranked as high as No. 21 in the nation, is 3-3 overall and 1-3 in league play. The Rebels are coming off a last-second 41-38 setback to Texas A&M last week.
LSU has won three straight against Ole Miss, which includes last year’s 41-35 victory in Tiger Stadium in a game that saw the Tigers erase a 28-20 deficit by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter.
LSU and Ole Miss meet for the 102nd time with the Tigers holding a 58-39-4 lead in the series that dates back to 1894.
The Tigers have won three straight and 9 of the last 11 against the Rebels.
In its last trip to Oxford in 2011, LSU won 52-3, and the Tigers are 9-6-1 all-time against Ole Miss in Oxford.
Since 2005, LSU owns a 24-7 record in the month of October under head coach Les Miles. The Tigers have won eight out of their nine games played in October with the only loss during that span coming at Florida last year on Oct. 6.
Offensively, the Tigers had its school-record streak of games with at least 35 points snapped at 7 straight against Florida.
LSU is still averaging 41.4 points per game (3rd in SEC), 465.7 total yards (6th in SEC), 271.6 passing yards (5th in SEC) and 194.1 rushing yards (9th in SEC) per game.
QB Zach Mettenberger leads the SEC in pass efficiency with a 184.1 rating as he’s connected on 116-of-174 passes for 1,890 yards, 15 TDs and just 2 interceptions.
RB Jeremy Hill leads the SEC in rushing TDs with 9 and he’s second in the league with 119.2 rushing yards per game.
Beckham and Landry form the nation’s top wide receiving tandem as they’ve combined for 83 receptions for 1,407 yards and 13 TDs.
LSU’s defense had its best outing of the season last week against Florida, limiting the Gators to just 240 total yards and a pair of field goals. The Tigers recorded season highs for sacks (4), tackles for loss (8) and QB hurries (5) in the win over the Gators.
As a unit, LSU’s defense is allowing 22.0 points (4th in SEC), 348.9 total yards (4th in SEC), 196.3 passing yards (3rd in SEC) and 152.6 rushing yards (9th in SEC).
LB Lamin Barrow leads the Tigers with 49 tackles, while DT Anthony Johnson leads LSU with 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks to go along with 24 total tackles and an interception.
Ole Miss encounters its third top-10 ranked opponent in four games with No. 6 LSU.
Ole Miss ranks 9th in the SEC (55th in the nation) in total offense (433.5 ypg) and 8th in the SEC (49th nationally)
in passing offense (258.0 ypg).
Junior QB Bo Wallace ranks 6th in the league in passing (240.7 ypg), 5th in total offense (264.7 ypg) and 6th in
points responsible for (12.7/game).
Senior RB Jeff Scott ranks 9th in the SEC (69th nationally) in rushing (72.3 ypg). He is listed as doubtful for Saturday due to a thigh bruise.
Freshman WR Laquon Treadwell ranks T-3rd in the SEC with 5.3 catches per outing, which tops all freshmen.
Junior WR Donte Moncrief ranks 12th in the league in receiving (59.7 ypg) and T-6th in receiving TDs (4).
Ole Miss ranks T-8th in the SEC (65th nationally) in total defense (399.0 ypg) and 5th in the SEC (41st nationally) in
pass defense (212.3 ypg).
Junior LB Serderius Bryant leads all SEC players with 11.0 tackles/game, which ranks 8th nationally. He is listed as questionable after sustaining a concussion against Texas A&M.
Junior FS Cody Prewitt is tied for the SEC lead (T-25th nationally) with 1.33 passes defended/game and T-2nd in the league (T-19th nationally) with 0.5 interceptions/game.