LSU rebounded from their loss to Georgia, and took care of Mississippi State on the road, 59 to 26. The Tigers allowed the Bulldogs to hang around through three quarters, but the fourth quarter was all LSU. LSU scored 28 points in the final frame to defeat Mississippi State by 33. LSU used several running backs effectively and together they combined for 223 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
With six rushing touchdowns the running backs earned a perfect grade on Saturday. The LSU backs came into the game with a chip on their shoulders after a poor performance in a close loss to Georgia, they only only had 77 yards on the ground. They bounced back and gained 223 yards and put up 36 points against Mississippi State.
Alfred Blue carried the ball six times and picked up 31 yards, including a seventeen yard touchdown burst.
Kenny Hilliard put together an impressive performance on just six carries. He finished with a modest 39 yards, but half of his six carries resulted in touchdowns, as he found the end zone three times on the ground.
Jeremy Hill was the top running back on the night putting together another great performance, something LSU fans have become accustomed to. Hill carried the ball sixteen times for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Midway through the first quarter, he took a handoff on third and short and burst through a crowded line. He traveled 69 yards for a touchdown the longest of his career.
After a poor performance against Georgia, the LSU running backs really stepped up their game against Mississippi State. They really earned their grade of an A+. They will need to play even better next Saturday as they take on a Florida team with one of the best defenses in the entire country. Jeremy Hill has shown he is capable of shouldering the rushing load, but he has plenty of help.