LSU still has a lead over Ole Miss, but they’re hardly out of the woods yet. The Rebels’ Brandon Bolden scampered around right end for a three-yard TD late in the third quarter, giving Ole Miss its first lead of the game, 24-23. LSU answered on the second play of the final period, with Jordan Jefferson pounding it into the end zone from three yards out.
Ole Miss has only cobbled together 251 yards of offense so far, but they’ve gotten some help from a couple nicely timed takeaways and from the powerful running of Bolden, who’s up to 87 yards and a pair of TDs on 14 carries. They’ve also found a definite spark in the kickoff-return game. Jefferson, meanwhile, has been surprisingly clutch, with 200 yards on 10-of-14 passing.
Lot of hard hits in this game, most of them legal. But it’s clear that nobody on the Ole Miss side is conceding this one without a fight.