The stars were aligned for Ole Miss on Saturday night. A full moon. An electric, record crowd of 66,703. A powerful offensive attack. And a little bit of luck, as LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels’ potential game-winning pass into the endzone fell incomplete, sealing a 55-49 Rebel victory over the 12th-ranked Tigers on a magical night at Vaught-Hemingway.
Ole Miss (4-1, 1-1 SEC) and LSU (3-2, 2-1 SEC) combined for a mind-boggling 104 points and 1,343 yards, but it all came down to that final play with five seconds on the clock and the Tigers in position to win on a walk-off touchdown in the endzone. Ole Miss safety Daijahn Anthony had different ideas, though, as he broke up the potential 26-yard game-winner, putting all 66,703 in attendance into a frenzy as the celebration was underway.
The tale of the tape on this one was lengthy. The 55 Rebel points stand as the most scored against an AP ranked opponent in Ole Miss history, the combined point total of 104 stands as the third-most in conference history between two SEC opponents, and the 1,343 yards of total offense stands as the fifth-most in the history of the SEC – the most since 2020.
This game stands out in the Rebel record books as well, with Ole Miss’ 706 yards of total offense ranking sixth all-time – giving head coach Lane Kiffin four of the six 700-yard games in program history.
Ole Miss will remain home this next week to host Arkansas on Oct. 7th, with kickoff at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium set for 6:30 PM CT on SEC Network.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin met with the media following the win. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.