Ole Miss welcomes No. 1 LSU for the 109th playing of the Magnolia Bowl on Saturday.
The Rebels enter off of a comfortable win over bad, winless team, while the Bayou Bengals (who lead the all-time series record 62-40-4) head to Oxford riding the high of a definitive road win over Alabama. To say that the two paths are polar opposites, would be true.
Ole Miss, at 4-6, must tumble Goliath to have a chance at bowl eligibility, while LSU, with the Heisman Trophy favorite, at 9-0, cannot lose to David if its undefeated season and playoff chances are to remain strong. The most lopsided game between the two schools came in 2011 when top-ranked LSU defeated Ole Miss and coach Houston Nutt 52-3. A similar result is not unforeseeable on Saturday as the No. 4 ranked total offense simply has to score more points than Rich Rodriguez’s aneurism-inducing play calling.
When the Cajuns come to town, regardless of the score, it’s always a good time— and storming the field against the best team in the nation would only sweeten the pot. Though, it is unlikely. Without a miracle of biblical proportions, the undefeated season will continue for the Tigers, and the Rebels will miss out on a bowl game for the third consecutive year.
However, in the off chance that the upset is to happen, you don’t want to miss it. Here is how to watch:
Line: Ole Miss +21.5
How to watch
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
When: 6:00pm CST
Online streaming: WatchESPN