OXFORD, MISS. — Confusion apparently overtook. Or maybe shock dominated.
Whichever took the lead for LSU on Saturday against Ole Miss, wisdom was shoved into the back seat.
No, that’s not true. Wisdom got kicked to the curb, stranded outside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium like a stray, wearing purple and gold stripes and a look of bewilderment that matched that of the LSU team that did the discarding in a 25-23 loss to the Rebels.
Not saying LSU deserved to win. Ole Miss did enough right to claim its victory through the front door, beating out LSU in total yards (426-290), first downs (22-19), time of possession (33:36-26:24) and sacks (4-0).