Ole Miss Clobbers LSU
Ole Miss handed LSU their third consecutive loss Saturday, beating up the Tigers in Oxford by the score of 38-17.
Fifteen days ago, LSU was undefeated and ranked #2 in the college football playoff rankings. Today, they're 7-3, and head coach Les Miles is on the hot seat according to several reports.
The three game losing streak is the first at LSU since 1999, the season Gerry DiNardo was fired.
While Ole Miss racked up 432 yards, the loss was more about the Tigers mistakes than anything else.
Thirteen penalties, three turnovers, four fumbles, and 1 of 4 on fourth down don't even begin to paint the picture of LSU's disorganization at times on Saturday.
Late in the game, facing a 4th and goal from the Ole Miss 3, LSU called a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, quarterback Brandon Harris pitched the ball to tailback Leonard Fournette who was not expecting the ball. The play was a paradigm for the kind of day the Tigers had.
Fournette finished with 108 yards rushing and 72 receiving, a good stat line for the former Heisman favorite. Despite his incredible numbers this season, he continues to fall behind in the Heisman race with each LSU loss.
Many Tiger fans have clamored for LSU to throw the ball more frequently. Saturday, Harris attempted 51 passes, completing 26 balls for 324 yards, all career highs, throwing a touchdown, and two costly interceptions along the way. He also ran for 60 yards.
In the end, if was the untimely errors and costly mistakes that led to the longest losing streak of Les Miles' tenure at LSU.
The Tigers (7-3) will return to Baton Rouge next week for the regular season finale against Texas A&M (7-3). Kickoff from Tiger Stadium is set for 6:30.