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Southern Miss vs. LSU 2016: Start time, live stream, TV schedule, and 3 things to know

Interim head coach Ed Orgeron looks to improve to 2-0 this week, facing Southern Miss.

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LSU enters Saturday's game against Southern Miss after getting a week of rest that was wasn't anticipated. The Tigers were slated to play Florida this past weekend, but the game was rescheduled to Nov. 19 due to Hurricane Matthew.

The Tigers are coming off an impressive offensive performance in a 42-7 win over Missouri two weeks ago. Led by interim head coach Ed Orgeron, LSU put up 634 total yards on the Tigers' defense, which made for the most yards in LSU school history in an SEC game. Most of that yardage was on the ground, with 418 yards rushing.

Southern Miss and LSU are meeting for the third time in the series between these two. The last time they played was in 1994, and LSU beat the Golden Eagles, 20-18. The first-ever meeting between these two came in 1951 -- Southern Miss won the series opener, 13-0. Both of these games were played in Baton Rouge.

Southern Miss is 1-0 against the SEC this season -- the Golden Eagles scored 31 unanswered points to rally back and upset Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.

How to watch, stream, and listen

TV: 7:30 p.m. (ET) SEC Network. Clay Matvick and Dusty Dvoracek will be on the call with Alex Corddry on the sidelines.

Radio: LSUSouthern Miss

Online streaming: Saturday's game can be streamed through WatchESPN.

Spread: LSU is currently a 21-point favorite.

Make friends: Get to SB Nation’s team blog chats for this game at And The Valley Shook for LSU fans.

Three big things to know

1. Ed Orgeron has succeeded as an interim head coach before: In 2013, Oregeron took over for USC head coach Lane Kiffin after he was fired five games into the season. Under Orgeron's watch, the Trojans went 6-2, and capped off the season with a win over No. 4 Stanford. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has said that Orgeron is a potential candidate for the full-time job, depending on how 2016 goes.

2. Southern Miss is led by quarterback Nick Mullens: The Conference USA Player of the Year last season has been lights out all year so far. In six games, Mullens has already thrown for over 1,800 yards and 16 touchdowns. Against Rice two weeks ago, he set a school record with 702 total yards of offense, beating Rice 44-28.

3. Leonard Fournette is still out: The Heisman favorite heading into this season hasn't played or practiced in nearly three weeks, due to an ankle injury. Even with the rest last week, Orgeron ruled Fournette out of Saturday's game against Southern Miss earlier this week.


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