This new LSU press box is very nice. It’s also one of the highest I see on a regular basis. Off to the left you get a nice view of the downtown skyline with the capitol and behind it the cancer fumes rising into the air from the plants along the river.
To the right you see the old Ag building where Pete Maravich played basketball. Straight ahead, if the east side upper deck wasn’t in the way, I’d probably see my hometown, Denham Springs.
Nice representation of Ole Miss red in the stands, particularly in the low-level south end zone but also in the east side upper deck.
They’re all just wishing they could look east and see Denham Springs. No, actually they just look very business-like, not overcome with emotion or excitement, just ready to get started. They’re back in the dressing room now as LSU seniors are being presented.
Tigers face second-and-17 at the Ole Miss 16 when play resumes.
Rebels are still stopping the run — smothering it. But the Ole Miss pass defense is coming into play. Cassius Vaughn has been beaten badly twice on this drive. The second time he just grabbed the receiver for pass interference, which probably saved a touchdown, but you never know with Jarrett Lee throwing it.
LSU’s Colt David just kicked a 46-yard field goal. It’s l7-3 at 13:37. Field goal was made possible because Mouzon dropped Charles Scott for a 4-yard loss on an option run, then Lawon Scott sacked Jarrett Lee.
Took LSU 11 plays to drive 31 yards, but the Tigers got it done. Ole Miss offense hasn’t appeared since the opening series.
Defense still looking pretty stout.
Clocks are now operational we’re told with mock applause from the crowd. They don’t mock things here do they?
Rebels go 71 yards in nine plays. Key play was Jason Cook’s pass to Kendrick Lewis on a fake punt for 33 yards to the 5. 2 plays later Bolden took a Wild Rebel snap, kept left behind Oher and Harris and eeked into the end zone.
Early on in the drive Snead had success with short drops as Kent Austin decreased the pocket to combat the LSU pressure.
I thought he was trying to maintain his balance. The consensus in my little group was that it should not have been overturned. I also believe that when any play reaches the replay booth all bets are off. You never know what you’re going to get. I don’t think the replay I saw conclusively told me what Green did. It only added to the confusion.
Snead just threw what might have been the best three passes he’s thrown this year, without doubt the best three in succession.
Rebels cover 89 yards in five plays and 2:15. The last 78 yards on passes to McCluster and Summers that burned LSU’s Peterson on the left side, then 25 yards to burn Jones on the right side. Wallace made the catch for the touchdown.
He’s been resting all day. His heart rate has been good and he’s looking and feeling much better. They are weaning him off the ventilator again and hope to get him off the ventilator today or early tomorrow. Gonna do an MRI or CT scan first part of next week to make sure the seizure was not caused by any underlying problem. I was just over there talking to him and his was trying to find my voice and open his eyes. They still have him heavily sedated and are weaning him off the pain meds as well. They just jumped the gun with everything and want him to come off the meds and ventilator at his own pace this time.
This is the first game where it seems that we have relied primarily on the passing game over the run game. I also love the way our players are covering the ball up once they have it. Three points of pressure
It feels like today just repays everything we have been through for the last few years! I am proud for all who have hung in through it all!
This day should prove what an SEC caliber coach can mean to a group of talented guys needing leadership. He may not be appreciated by outsiders – but Coach Nutt can make his home in Oxford from now on. Looking forward to making travel plans for the New Year with my Rebels – Told the wife to pack the bags!!!
P.S. Was great to see the Valley empty – except for the Red/Blue that stayed to celebrate. Wish I could have been there!!
What a game!
Not the total domination that NC State put on Carolina today, but DARN CLOSE!
I can’t got to the Cotton Bowl, I’ve got to go to a ding-dang academic conference new years day weekend. go figure.
But we MUST beat MSU next weekend.
Go Rebels Go!
Way to go Rebs. We looked great, on National TV, regardless of how much discredation Vern & Gary did for us, ALL DAY. I didn’t realize CBS was owned & operated by Louisana State. What a joke. Like someone mentioned, no Nutt interview before or after a half. It was like they were rooting for them to come back on us when it got to 21-10. And if they could have brought up the comeback from last week, one more time, they may as well shown the hole dang Troy-LSU game. I realize LSU has a much more National following than us, but come on.
Like I’ve said time and time again this year, I love being wrong when it feels like it feels right now!! Hotty Toddy. Whatever bowl is willing to take us, we’ll be there. Atlanta, Dallas, Memphis, or Nashville. If the Vols keep on winning for us, we should just move right on up into the cat-bird seat. That is of course, we TCB next week in the Egg Bowl.
CBS sucks! It was the worst called game I’ve seen in along time. PA, is there an address to write and complain. I’m in Colorado and had fifteen people that are impartial watching. Tell all said, Is OM even playing”. Vern can sick it up his sugar hole pull it back out and let Gary lick it. Hotty Toddy!
Agreed on broadcast today. From Alan Palmer – to announcing the last names of all players – to putting High Hat wearing Les Nesman of WKRP fame on before and after the Half.
The only thing I heard positive all day was G. Danielson (Blackledge wanna b) saying how you better watch out for Jevan Snead next year & SHOCKINGLY Ole Miss has 3 guys who might just go in the first round of the draft.
Honestly, I do believe they were more concerned that LSU was 0-FER on ‘their’ broadcast this year than they were about doing their job – which should be to know how to pronounce both teams names & give out info we actually care about.
Was a big Vern fan till today – would have been bothered if they had treated any other team this way.
But hey – they can get fired up about being able to kiss AL’s hiney this week & we will continue celebrating!! Glad I got that off my chest!
Farley – hope your little man is doing better today – saw on here that you all had a scare yesterday. You all have been in our thoughts.
What a beautiful fake punt in the 2nd Qtr, huh? The Hatter got caught with his tally-wacker out on that one. I love how we faked the reverse that we used against Florida, then used the FB to flip it to the former WR in Lewis. Nutt played it perfectly.
If we don’t pony up the money to keep this ENTIRE staff, we should seriously question our adminstration’s committment to supplying us with a saleable product. You guys know what I mean?
I have thought for some time that was you. I enjoy your posts, very entertaining. I retired last year and I am back to my old stomping grounds. Miss Tupelo though. Please tell your Dad hello. Son is still at FHU, 7yrs. He was in Tiger stadium today with his old pal Luke McAlpin. They had a ball. If your ever up this way give me a call, I’m in the phone book.
Will do Rip. Luke’s a Rebel fan? Wow, black sheep of that family, huh. My wife is from up that way. (dumas) So, I’ll be up there a good bit during the holidays. Would love to meet up for a cup of coffee or something.
I hear ya. And congrats on the retirement. We just had another newborn. Got two kids now. 3 and 0 years old. Good to talk to ya. Gotta get some rest and very good to talk to ya. I’ll be in touch before too long.
I agree, Egg Bowl WILL NOT be easy. We were in a very physical football game today. We may not be near as peak performance rolling in on a short week Draws. We aren’t poor-mouthing, I promise. It will be a fight to the end. You guys put up more points on Arkansas than we did. And, you guys have some tall recievers that WILL pose problems for our secondary.
PA – looks like Nutt finally listened to us….saw Dustin Mouzon in there making some good plays today.
Hey PA- Love the blog. Didn’t know about it until right before we got Nutt. I was chasing private jets on flightaware.com when the coaching search was going on and found y’all. I’m usually at the game or listening on the radio. I watched CBS today and kept refreshing your (our) website today. Got more insights into the game than the networks offered from our our side. Keep it up! Thanks again to and everyone else! Go Rebs!
Also- I’m pretty sure I will name my next dog Houston!…
C’mon Bizbuzz, this game brings with it the classic cliche of the sports world — throw out the records. Honestly, I think State’s best chance would come if the Rebels reverted and started giving up turnovers and big plays, something they haven’t done in their four-game win streak.
Hotty Toddy, great win! It was a beat-down! Nutt was hired to win big games and of course the “Magnolia Bowl”. He will be successful and loved, if he can keep up the dominance of LSU. Not so much if he relies on winning the day after Thanksgiving (e.g. Cutcliff). I hope we got a lot of recruits attention yesterday.
DJ, I think your comment goes for Any opponent:
“best chance would come if the Rebels reverted and started giving up turnovers and big plays”
Ms State is in the SEC, and like the Hogs, will rely on emotion. So, I guess you can throw out the stats, but the better team should win. Hopefully no one will try to copy last years superbowl like celebration and run around with their schools flag.
Bizbuzz, that is crazy talk. Your offense put up 31 points yesterday and had a guy run for 179 yards. That serious against any SEC opponent. It will be close. Remember 2001??? We should have rolled in to Starkville and blasted that Bulldog team, with Eli and all of his glory. But we didn’t. You cats took it to us that night, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a nip & tuck game this year either. Last year is a prime example that you can dominate a game, and still find a way to lose. I think the coaching staff at UM lost that game a year ago, not saying this staff has that potential, but anything is possible.
And I do agree, 03Rebel, I hope we are a little bit beyond 50 year olds running around a 100 yard area with a 20×10 flag. Leave that for the male cheer leaders.
To think we were getting along so well this year. I’ve even managed to avoid the PA penalty box. College football is about emotion and OM left alot in Baton Rouge. If you don’t believe me, see Texas Tech.