NCAA Game Summary - LSU at Ole Miss|
(Saturday, November 19th)
Final Score: (1) LSU 52, Ole Miss 3
Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Four different Tigers ran for touchdowns as
top-ranked LSU took a dominating, 52-3, victory over Ole Miss.
Spencer Ware, Michael Ford, Kenny Hilliard and James Stampley all reached the
end zone, and the defense forced three turnovers for the Tigers (11-0, 7-0
SEC), who extended the nation's longest winning streak to 12 games.
Jordan Jefferson completed 7-of-7 passes for 88 yards and a score, while
adding 26 yards on six carries to give LSU its first 11-0 record since 1958.
"Our football team came here today to get another conference victory, and they
came here and played well," LSU head coach Les Miles said. "Our defense played
extremely sharp to start."
Zach Stoudt went 3-for-8 through the air for 17 yards with an interception and
a lost fumble for Ole Miss (2-9, 0-7) before getting replaced by Barry
Brunetti late in the first quarter.
Brunetti completed 5-of-10 passes for 30 yards and carried the ball 15 times
for 74 yards in Houston Nutt's final home game as head coach of the Rebels.
Nutt will step down at the end of the season.
Ole Miss took the ball first, but Stoudt floated a ball over the middle on the
third play of the game that was intercepted by Ron Brooks, who took it 46
yards down the right sideline for a touchdown.
Hilliard capped a nine-play drive with a one-yard touchdown plunge on the
Tigers' first offensive possession, and a Stoudt fumble on the ensuing drive
led to a 22-yard TD grab by Russell Shepard to make it a 21-0 game after the
Ole Miss started a drive early in the second quarter at its own 14 after an
LSU punt, and Brunetti was sacked for a 12-yard loss on first down. On the
next play, Brunetti fumbled in the end zone on a botched handoff and LSU's
Kevin Minter recovered it for a score.
"You can't start a game the way we started, especially against a team like
them," Nutt said. "They are the number one team in the nation, you can't give
LSU kept piling on in the first half as Ware finished off an 11-play, 95-yard
march with a 35-yard TD run up the middle.
Bryson Rose's 39-yard field goal within the final minute of the second made it
a 35-3 game at the break.
The rout continued in the second half as the Tigers took the opening
possession 80 yards down the field for a touchdown. Alfred Blue's 57-yard run
down the right sideline preceded Ford's 19-yard run into the end zone.
Stampley's one-yard plunge into the end zone on 4th-and-goal with 59 seconds
left in the third and Drew Alleman's 29-yard field goal in the fourth
finalized the scoring.
LSU drove down to the Ole Miss one-yard line with just over five minutes to go
in the game, but knelt the ball four times to give the ball to the Rebels.
LSU has won 11 games in a season seven times, with Miles responsible for
five of them...The Tigers are 21-3 all-time as the No. 1 ranked team,
including a 9-2 record under Miles...LSU leads the all-time series
between the teams with a 60-39-4 record...Blue led all rushers with 74 yards
on four carries.
11/19 23:12:44 ET