Football Bowl Subdivision

Hill's late TD lifts No. 8 LSU past Ole Miss

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Jeremy Hill's third rushing touchdown of the game, a 1-yard plunge with 15 seconds left, provided the difference as eighth-ranked Louisiana State staved off an upset bid by Ole Miss with a wild 41-35 victory at Tiger Stadium.

Hill finished with 86 rushing yards and Zach Mettenberger overcame two second- half interceptions to throw for 282 yards on 22-of-37 passing as the Tigers (9-2, 5-2 SEC) registered their second straight win since their narrow loss to rival Alabama on Nov. 3.

LSU trailed 35-28 early in the fourth quarter before putting up a pair of touchdowns in the final 9 1/2 minutes. The Tigers pulled even on an 88-yard punt return by Odell Beckham, then moved in front for good with a 10-play, 79- yard march capped by Hill's third score of the afternoon.

Ole Miss (5-6, 2-5) outgained the Tigers by a 461-420 margin in total yards, but committed four costly turnovers that were converted into 13 points.

Bo Wallace amassed 310 passing yards and accounted for four touchdowns -- two passing, two rushing -- but was intercepted three times and completed only 15- of-35 attempts in the Rebels' third consecutive setback.

Donte Moncrief had a huge day for Ole Miss in defeat, catching six Wallace passes for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

11/17 19:44:37 ET

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