Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke believes his team is getting close to a breakthrough.

It hasn’t been a great season so far for the Rebels, as they’re 4-6 and 2-4 in SEC play. Prior to last Saturday’s win over New Mexico State, they had lost three straight and five of their previous six.

But Luke thinks the program is making strides and that a big win is on the horizon, and he shared those thoughts during an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Friday.

“Coming through in the home game against Texas A&M and we walked through The Grove, it was different,” Luke said on the show. “In the middle of the third quarter, the crowd was into it and they were playing ‘Thunderstruck.’ You could tell it was different. So this thing is starting to swing back, and we’re going to get it back to where we all want it to be. But again, I do think that signature win is important to give everybody that hope, because I think everybody sees it coming, and they see the direction we’re going, but I do think that signature win is important to see, ‘OK, these guys are coming, these guys are for real.'”

If Ole Miss wins this Saturday, it would be exactly the signature win that Luke is looking for. The Rebels are hosting LSU, the No. 1 team in the country, in their final home game of the season.

That victory would give Ole Miss a lot of momentum heading into the Egg Bowl, its regular-season finale at Mississippi State on Thanksgiving.

The Rebels and Tigers are set to kick off on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.