The #1 ranked LSU Tigers take on long-time rival Ole Miss this weekend in Oxford, Miss. No matter what the records of the teams are, they seem to play tight games every year. Last season, the Rebels forced the Tigers to play OT to beat them 23-20 at Tiger Stadium.
With Oregon's lost last night to Arizona, the BCS championship picture has become a bit clearer. Basically, if LSU continues to win, the are in. This should give them incentive to not take Ole Miss lightly. Despite having not won an SEC game this year, the Rebels provided a scare to Florida earlier this season.
LSU should be able to use this game to iron out some kinks, most notably Matt Flynn's interception issues and the now suspect kick coverage team. Both Alabama and LA Tech had success returning kicks against the Tigers. In this Saturday's game, however, LSU's talent should prevail easily. Ole Miss is playing out the stretch and while a win against LSU would make their season, LSU has bigger things to play for this year. With an eye on the SEC Championship and a trip to the BCS title game, LSU will remain focused.