OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss was run over on its own home field Saturday night as LSU powered its way to a 40-24 victory in Ed Orgeron’s return trip to Oxford.
LSU running back Derrius Guice cracked the 250-yard mark for the third time in his career, a first in SEC history, and finished with 276 yards on 22 carries. Meanwhile, fellow back Darrel Williams became the first player in LSU history with 100 receiving yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game.
Here is what Ole Miss interim coach Matt Luke and his players had to say following the defeat.
Ole Miss coach Matt Luke
- “Guys were playing hurt and they fought for each other. They hurt us too much on the ground and we didn’t make the play we needed to on offense. We had several opportunities, we just didn’t make them.”
On Derrius Guice:
- “Looked like we missed fits on some gaps. We knew that the speed sweeps were a part of it, but to win the game we were going to have to stop him. We didn’t.”
On settling for 3 field goals:
- “I just think that when you’re playing a good defense you have to make the plays when you’re given the opportunity. We had some stuff there. We just didn’t execute it.”
On Shea Patterson’s knee injury:
- “It’s a sprained knee. We’ll be able to evaluate it and probably know more Sunday or Monday.”
Patterson is actually out for the season after being diagnosed with a torn PCL.
Ole Miss defensive end Breeland Speaks
On his game-high 13 tackles:
- “I didn’t even know I had that many. Especially with LSU this year, they keep everybody on the perimeter.”
Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox
- “It was a tough game, but the only way you can get past it is by dusting yourself off and getting back to work.”
- “There is no doubt I’m going to be sore. Basically every muscle in our body and places I don’t even know.”
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