Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss got the signature win they’ve been searching for Saturday night, dropping LSU 55-49 in an SEC instant classic.

The Rebels managed to bounce back from the loss to Alabama last week, putting themselves back in the SEC West title chase and proving their capable of winning some big games down the road.

The environment at Vaught Hemmingway Stadium was electric, setting an attendance record with 66,703 fans in the building. Kiffin made sure to shoutout his fans after the game.

Ole Miss posted over 700 yards of total offense on the game with 317 of those coming on the ground. Kiffin liked what he saw from his offensive line Saturday, carving the way for the run game’s success.

“I give them a lot of credit. I’ve been hard on them,” Kiffin said in his postgame press conference. “They performed really well today and met the challenge.”

Quinshon Judkins led the way on the ground, picking up 177 yards and a touchdown. But his performance didn’t come easy, and Kiffin addressed that Judkins had to have some medical attention in the 3rd quarter.

Ole Miss faced some adversity late, and it seemed like LSU was going to walk away with a win, but Kiffin liked the way his team battled back and set itself up to win.

After Ole Miss’ late touchdown to take the lead, LSU got into the red zone and had a chance to score. Kiffin’s thought process on those final plays? Avoid penalties.