BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (Ticker) -- No. 14 Louisiana State found a way to win another close game over Mississippi.
Alley Broussard set a single-game school rushing record and scored three times as the Tigers edged the Rebels, 27-24, in a Southeastern Conference clash.
LSU (8-2, 5-2 SEC West) has won three straight over the Rebels by a combined seven points. In this one, the Tigers needed a fourth- quarter score and stingy defense to pull it off.
Broussard rushed for 250 yards on 26 carries. He eclipsed the previous school mark set by Kevin Faulk, who rushed for 246 yards against Houston on September 7, 1996.
Broussard's seven-yard burst up the middle capped the scoring just over four minutes into the fourth quarter and gave LSU its fifth consecutive win.
"I was doing things out there I didn't even know I could do," Broussard said. "I was spinning and making cuts. I thought I was a power back, but I just had confidence in the game and I have to give credit to my offensive line."
"I thought the offense was outstanding this last week in terms of how they prepared and how we played physically up front, and it showed in the game," LSU Coach Saban said. "That was the difference in the game, our ability to control the line of scrimmage and run the football. Alley Broussard was fantastic. Joseph (Addai) played well, too."
Addai rushed for 107 yards on 14 carries as the Tigers amassed 360 yards on the ground and outgained the visitors, 441-254.
"We just didn't tackle very well or get off blocks," Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe said. "That combination is a bad combination. We had times where people were in a position to make the play for a minimal gain. If you don't make the play their backs will make you pay."
Mississippi (3-7, 2-5 West) took a 24-17 lead in the third quarter, when sophomore Trumaine McBride stepped in front of JaMarcus Russell's pass and returned the interception 48 yards.
"We made some plays at times and gave ourselves a chance to be in the game," Cutcliffe said.
Chris Jackson kicked a 42-yard field goal with four seconds left in the third quarter to pull LSU within 24-20 and set up Broussard's fourth-quarter heroics.
Sophomore defensive back Jesse Daniels sealed the victory by intercepting two Mississippi passes in the fourth quarter.
"I had a few keys that I noticed during the game when the quarterback would check," Daniels said. "I made adjustments from that, and every time that he made an adjustment I pretty much knew the play that they were running by the check."
LSU had a 14-3 lead after the opening quarter as Broussard found the end zone on a pair of one-yard runs.
The Tigers finished their home schedule 7-0, marking the first time they went undefeated here since 1972.