LSU football team to play Ole Miss on homecoming

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors and Ole Miss defensive end D.T. Shackelford jaw at each other after the kickoff during the first half last month at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors and Ole Miss defensive end D.T. Shackelford jaw at each other after the kickoff during the first half last month at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

The brewing rivalry between LSU and Ole Miss will have added drama this season – it’s on homecoming.

LSU announced Monday morning that its Oct. 25 game against Ole Miss will be homecoming. The Tigers have won 12 straight homecoming games, dating back to a 2000 loss to UAB.

For just the second time since 1995, LSU will host a Southeastern Conference team on homecoming weekend. The Tigers played Mississippi State on homecoming in 2012.

LSU leads the series with Ole Miss 58-40-4. The teams have split the last six meetings, including Ole Miss’ 27-24 win in Oxford last season.

The school also announced that the Sept. 20 game against Mississippi State is the “Gold Game.”