The LSU Tigers defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 59 to 26 in an offensive battle. The game was close early, but LSU stepped up their game late.
Dak Prescott started the second half and led the Bulldogs down the field with a 20 yard completion to Jameon Lewis and a few quality runs. Mississippi State reached the LSU five yard line but stalled on three consecutive plays, and were forced to kick a field goal.
LSU 28 Mississippi State 26
LSU started their drive with an 18 yard play action pass to Jarvis Landry. On second and five, Zach Mettenberger was sacked by Preston Smith for a nine yard loss. A false start penalty forced a third and nineteen, but LSU has been remarkable on third downs this season. Mettenberger threw a beautiful 21 yard pass to move the sticks. Later in the drive LSU found themselves in a fourth and two situation on the Mississippi State 29. The mad hatter decided to go for it, and LSU drew up a play action pass that was completed to Odell Beckham for 25 yards to the Mississippi State four. On third and goal, on the Mississippi State one, Kenny Hilliard fumbled the ball, and Mettenberger jumped on it at the seven yard line. A delay of game penalty pushed LSU back five yards. Then Colby Delahoussaye connected on a 29 yard field goal.
LSU 31 Mississippi State 26
Prescott found Jameon Lewis for a 23 yard completion on the first play of the drive. Prescott moved the ball using his feet, but in LSU territory Micah Eugene came up with big deflection on third down to force a 42 yard field goal. Mississippi State could not cut into the Tigers’ lead as the field goal was wide left.
Zach Mettenberger found Beckham for twenty yards. Then Jeremy Hill rushed for 14 and 13 yards consecutively as the quarter ended.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Mettenberger found Beckham who traveled 33 yards for the score.
LSU 38 Mississippi State 26
After two incomplete passes, Tradavious White intercepted Dak Prescott and returned it to the Mississippi State 5.
Jeremy Hill got the next carry and bounced off of a few wimpy tackles for a five yard touchdown.
LSU 45 Mississippi State 26
Prescott bounced back from his interception and moved the ball down the field through the air. Mississippi State was in LSU territory and a big sack by Lamin Barrow forced a fourth and eighteen. Trailing by 19 Dan Mullens decided to go for it, but the deep pass was broken up on a hustle play by Ronald Martin.
LSU did not throw the ball once on their next drive. They used Hill and Blue to work down the field on the ground, until Alfred Blue found the endzone on a seventeen yard run.
LSU 52 Mississippi State 26
Mississippi State carried the ball for two first downs on two plays. On the next play a poorly run option play resulted in a fumble recovered by Lamar Louis.
LSU started the drive on their own 24. Terrence Magee broke off a big run to the Mississippi State 6, but couldn’t move the ball on three straight rushes. On fourth and goal with six yards to the endzone, Les Miles went for it despite the 26 point lead, and Kenny Hilliard found the end zone for his third time in the game.
LSU 59 Mississippi State 26
The bulldogs could not get anything going, and the game ended in a 33 point victory for LSU.
Final Score: LSU 59 Mississippi State 26