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Five fast facts: Ole Miss vs. No. 24 LSU

Five fast facts: Ole Miss vs. No. 24 LSU

Here are five fast facts about the game tomorrow between the Ole Miss Rebels and the LSU Tigers:

  • The home team has won the last five games in this series, including Ole Miss defeating 17th-ranked LSU 38-17 in Oxford on Nov. 21, 2015. This will be the 16th straight time the Tigers have been ranked in the AP Top 25 at the time of their game against the Rebels.
  • This is the 106th all-time meeting between the Rebels and Tigers dating back to 1894. LSU is Ole Miss’ second-most played opponent (behind Mississippi State).
  • A.J. Brown had 174 yards receiving yards and two touchdown catches last weekend against Vanderbilt. It was his third game this season with 150-plus receiving yards and two-plus touchdown receptions, which is the most by any FBS player.
  • LSU overcame a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to beat Auburn 27-23 last week. It was the Tigers’ third straight game decided by four or fewer points. That is their longest such streak since they played in three straight games decided by that margin, Nov. 21, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010.
  • LSU Wide receiver D.J. Chark had 150 receiving yards on five catches last week. The senior is averaging 24.3 yards per reception this season, which is second highest in the FBS (James Washington (Oklahoma State), 25.9). However, Chark is still looking for his first touchdown catch of the season.

Other notes

LSU is 60-41-4 in this series, 9-8-1 in Oxford. Since both programs have been playing for the Magnolia Bowl Trophy in 2008, LSU is 5-4.

Ole Miss will take on its third ranked opponent this season. The Rebels lost to No. 1 Alabama 66-3 on September 30 and 44-23 to No. 12/13 Auburn on October 7.

Game information

Date: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

Time: 6:15 p.m. CT

Location: Oxford, Miss.

Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)

TV: ESPN

(Feature image credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

About The Author

Courtney Smith

Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with Rivals.com. A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.

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