The LSU Tigers are in Starkville, Mississippi taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The first quarter was all offense. It featured four drives, two by each team, and every drive resulted in points.
On the first play of the game, Mississippi State was expecting the run and LSU used that to their advantage, they ran a play action pass, ending with Mettenberger finding Odell Beckham for a 27 yard completion. Mettenberger had three big completions on the drive, but it was the running game who finished it off. On the Mississippi State seven yard line, Kenny Hilliard received the pitch and followed an excellent block by Dylan Gordon for a touchdown.
LSU 7 Mississippi State 0
A huge Mississippi State kickoff return started their drive at their own 46. On the first play from scrimmage the Bulldogs broke off a 28 yard run. Two plays later Dak Prescott scrambled up the middle for a 28 yard touchdown run. However, the bulldogs questionably went for two, and Prescott threw an incomplete pass.
LSU 7 Mississippi State 6
After two plays set up a third and two, Jeremy Hill burst through a crowded line and went for a career long 69 yard touchdown run.
LSU 14 Mississippi State 6
Prescott put together a quality drive, leading his team down the field. Mississippi State moved the ball deep into LSU territory, but threw two incompletions setting up a third and ten. The Bulldogs tried to pull some trickery but Rashard Robinson shut it down on the line of scrimmage. Mississippi State settled with a 35 yards field goal.
LSU 14 Mississippi State 9
Holding on the kickoff forced the LSU drive to start at their own 7. Two big Mettenberger throws to Beckham helped the Tigers down the field. The quarter ended with a short throw to the outside.
LSU 14 Mississippi State 9 after the opening stanza