LSU beats No. 3 Ole Miss throwback-style, 10-7

LSU beats No. 3 Ole Miss throwback-style, 10-7

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BATON ROUGE, LA - With a combination of relentless rushing and a shutout second half by its ever-improving defense, the 24th-ranked LSU football team overcame a slew of mistakes and came back to knock off No. 3-ranked Ole Miss, 10-7, on a Homecoming Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) put together scoring drives of 90- and 95-yards at the end of the first and fourth quarter, respectively, to bring the previously undefeated Rebels to their knees.

"You might have thought it was a middle-1970s game," LSU head coach Les Miles said just before asking how many rushes his team attempted. The Tigers ran 55 times for 264 yards against the nation's fifth-best rushing defense (97 yards per game entering the night).

Miles was presented the game ball by his team on the day after learning that his 91-year-old mother, Martha, died.