No. 8 LSU found just enough fortune Saturday night to pull out a 41-35 victory against Ole Miss in…
Wins That Weren't
The Rebels are 5-6 overall and 2-5 in Southeastern Conference games after a 41-35 loss to No. 7 LSU on Saturday. This game followed the trend of Texas A&M and Vanderbilt: Ole Miss holds a fourth-quarter lead, Ole Miss blows a fourth-quarter lead. And in each of those three losses, Ole Miss had only itself to blame. "I've been coaching a long time," Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. "This year, I'd have to say, three of the most difficult locker rooms to be in. They keep bouncing back and fighting the next week. Proud of the effort given tonight, especially with us being short-handed. Our kids fought." Indeed. Give the Rebels credit; woefully undermanned, they went toe-to-toe with a superior team. They were better than LSU in two of three phases, offense and defense, but their special teams failed them. To recap: Ole Miss allowed a punt return for a touchdown, muffed a punt return that led to an LSU field goal, managed a 14-yard punt and made at...
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