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Ole Miss-LSU game set for 8 p.m. kickoff

Ole Miss will play in Death Valley at night.

The 12th-ranked Rebels’ game at LSU on October 22 will begin at 8 p.m. and be televised on ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday. It will be the third straight night game for Ole Miss (3-2, 1-1 SEC), which heads to Arkansas (4-2, 0-2) this Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

Ole Miss’ last trip to Tiger Stadium also came at night, a 10-7 loss in 2014. The Rebels won last year’s meeting 38-17 in Oxford.

It will be the Rebels’ first time going against former coach Ed Orgeron, who’s serving as the Tigers’ interim coach following the firing of Les Miles. Oregon went 10-25 with a 3-21 mark in SEC games at Ole Miss from 2005-07.

LSU is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the SEC with Southern Miss up next Saturday. The Tigers’ game against Florida last week was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew with the SEC looking for a time for the game to be rescheduled.