Here are some quick thoughts on Ole Miss’ 38-17 win over LSU:

What it means: Ole Miss remains in the hunt for the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. The Rebels need a win next week in the Egg Bowl and an Auburn win over Alabama to claim their first SEC West division title.

Meanwhile, LSU’s stunning in-season decline continues. Since rising to No. 2 nationally, the Tigers have lost three straight for the first time since 1999, the last year of Gerry DiNardo’s tenure.

What I liked: After letting LSU back in the game with a 17-point flurry surrounding halftime, the Ole Miss offense had the response the Rebels needed. Chad Kelly was the driving force behind the offense throughout the game, and he calmly led Ole Miss on an 82-yard touchdown drive midway through the third quarter than put the Rebels back up by two touchdowns.

LSU showed a willingness to fight. That might not sound like a ringing endorsement, and it’s not, but it’s the most positive thing that can be said about the Tigers’ showing Saturday.

What I didn’t like: Choose your derogatory adjective for LSU’s first-half performance; sloppy, undisciplined and listless all fit. For the second straight week, the Tigers were down by three touchdowns before showing signs of life, and that’s too great a deficit to overcome against a quality opponent.

There’s little to quibble with from the Ole Miss perspective. The Rebels defense contained Fournette and forced LSU quarterback Brandon Harris into bad decisions. Offensively, Ole Miss averaged more than 7 yards per play for most of the game.

Who’s the man: Chad Kelly. The Rebels, perhaps wisely, have practically abandoned a traditional running game in their base offense. Everything that happens is funneled through Kelly, and right now he’s orchestrating it beautifully. On Saturday, he passed for 280 yards, rushed for 81, and accounted for four touchdowns.

Key play: After a holding call pushed Ole Miss to third-and-15, Kelly hit Evan Engram on a tight end screen that covered 36 yards for a touchdown and put the Rebels up 38-17 late in the third quarter.

What’s next: LSU (7-3, 4-3 in the SEC) hosts Texas A&M next week,  while Ole Miss (8-3, 5-2 in the SEC) is at Mississippi State.