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LSU concludes home slate vs. Mississippi

Nov 14, 2006 - 10:20 PM Ole Miss (3-7) at No. 9 LSU (8-2), 8:00 pm EST

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Ticker) - Ninth-ranked Louisiana State looks to post just the second 8-0 home mark in program history when it hosts Mississippi in a Southeastern Conference matchup Saturday.

LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC West) has won 12 consecutive home games and has outscored the opposition by an average of 43-7 in its seven contests at Tiger Stadium this season.

The Tigers had their closest home game of the season last week, when they defeated Alabama, 28-14. JaMarcus Russell completed 18-of-21 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns for LSU, which also gained 211 yards on the ground.

LSU, which limited the Crimson Tide to 126 total yards in the second half, leads the SEC in scoring (34.3 points per game), scoring defense (10.4), total offense (421.4 yards per game) and total defense (231.0).

The Tigers have won 27 straight games - 20 at home - against unranked opponents since a loss to Florida here in 2003.

Ole Miss (3-7, 1-5 West) has not played since snapping a three-game skid with a 27-7 win over Division I-AA Northwestern State on November 4.

The Rebels collected 401 yards of total offense in the win over coach Ed Orgeron's alma mater. Indiana transfer BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown in the easy victory.

The Tigers have won four straight and five of the last six meetings, including a 40-7 victory in Oxford last year.

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