LSU Football is headed for Oxford, Mississippi, this Saturday. Here’s three prediction for the renewal of the Magnolia Bowl rivalry with Ole Miss in Week 5.
LSU Football is gaining momentum heading into another trophy game this Saturday. By defeating Arkansas in Death Valley, we kept “The Golden Boot” in Baton Rouge for the foreseeable future. LSU has beaten Arkansas for two consecutive years. We hit the road to take on Ole Miss this weekend as we attempt to keep the Magnolia Bowl Trophy in Baton Rouge where it belongs. Making predictions in rival games is bold, but it is fun.
Prediction 1: This LSU Football running back will rush for 150 yards
My first prediction is that Logan Diggs will rush for 150 yards or more against the Ole Miss defense.
Diggs has quietly emerged as the top rusher in LSU’s loaded running back room. He led the team in rushing against Arkansas with 97 yards. He also averaged just under seven yards a carry. It was the first game this season that Jayden Daniels was not the leading rusher for the Tigers’ offense.
Diggs gained most of his yards running between the tackles. He is a bruiser and will take advantage of the Rebels’ undersized defensive line.
Prediction 2: Jaxson Dart will spend a lot of time face down on Saturday
My second prediction is that the LSU Football defense will sack the Ole Miss quarterback five or more times. The Rebels do not have a great offensive line and I think that Matt House will send pressure to help out a struggling LSU secondary.
Look for Herold Perkins Jr. and company to live in the Ole Miss backfield on Saturday evening.
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin had some interesting remarks regarding Perkins during his Thursday post-practice press conference.
Prediction 3: Predicting the final score
My final prediction is that LSU Football will beat the Rebels 42 to 17.
Brian Kelly will bring a focused team to Oxford. They will look awful similar to what we saw when LSU destroyed Mississippi State in Starkville.
I expect that LSU will jump out to an early lead and score early and often. Additionally, I think that the defense will turn the corner this weekend. At halftime, Ole Miss fans will be headed back to The Grove at halftime to make more mixed drinks.
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