LSU vs. Mississippi State live updates


Live updates from Saturday’s matchup between the LSU Tigers and Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. 

The LSU football team had its season opener cancelled after less than five minutes of action last week, but they return to the playing field Saturday night for a showdown with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

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The Tigers head to Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss. in hopes of avenging their 2014 loss to the Bulldogs. The last time these two teams met, a defeat sent LSU into a downward spiral, while a victory launched Mississippi State into the national spotlight.

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Senior quarterback Dak Prescott leads the Bulldogs against an LSU defense anchored by junior linebacker Kendell Beckwith in the middle. Brandon Harris will face his first test since taking over at quarterback for the Tigers, while sophomore running back Leonard Fournette is expected to receive a heavy workload in the backfield.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. CT. The game will be televised on ESPN, with live streaming available via Watch ESPN.

Details for Saturday’s game are below:

Date: Saturday, September 12th
Start Time: 8:15 p.m. CT
Location: Starkville, Miss.
Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: LSU — 98.1 FM (Baton Rouge, La.), Mississippi State — 100.9 FM (Starkville, Miss.)

Fourth Quarter

  • Dak Prescott scores the first touchdown of the game for Mississippi State, bringing the score to 21-13.
  • After a three-and-out for LSU, the Bulldogs take control with a chance to tie the game.
  • Lewis Neal picks up a huge sack on third down to push Mississippi State out of field goal range.
  • Brandon Harris scrambles for a huge third down conversion to keep the drive alive.
  • Mississippi State forces a stop, and takes over with a chance to tie once again.
  • Dak Prescott marches the Bulldogs down the field for a touchdown that was way too easy, but fail on the two-point conversion. LSU leads 21-19.
  • LSU fails to make anything of their drive, gives Mississippi State the ball with a chance to win.
  • Dak Prescott drives down the field and into field goal range.
  • False start penalty pushes the game-winning field goal attempt to 52 yards.
  • Mississippi State pulls the kick. LSU holds on to win 21-19.

Third Quarter

  • LSU goes three-and-out on its first possession of the first half. The offense has slowed down since their dominant start.
  • Mississippi State drives deep into LSU territory, but settles for a field goal. Tigers lead 14-6.
  • Leonard Fournette scores on an 18-yard touchdown run, his third of the night. LSU up 21-6.
  • LSU’s defensive pressure up front has been incredible. Bulldogs punt after another three-and-out.
  • Mississippi State is driving deep in LSU territory as the third quarter comes to a close. Tigers lead 21-6.

Second Quarter

  • LSU puts together some nice plays, but penalties stall their first drive of the second quarter. Mississippi State takes over at their 19-yard line.
  • A 15-yard penalty on Jamal Adams for unsportsmanlike conduct gives Mississippi State an opportunity, but the Bulldogs do not capitalize. The Tigers defensive front is winning the battle in the trenches with ease.
  • It has been announced that tonight’s game has a crowd of 62,531, the second largest in Davis Wade Stadium’s history.
  • A 90-yard touchdown run by Travin Dural is wiped out by a holding call. Penalties are the only thing holding LSU back tonight.
  • Mississippi State has yet to find an answer for LSU’s defense. The Bulldogs are averaging just 2.4 yards per play.
  • Mississippi State gets on the board with a field goal in the final minute of the first quarter.
  • LSU takes a 14-3 lead into the half.

First Quarter

  • Neither team finds success on its first possession. True freshman Arden Key takes the field for the Tigers’ second defensive series.
  • For the second consecutive series, Kendell Beckwith stops Dak Prescott short of the first down. LSU takes over at the Mississippi State 48-yard line after a subpar punt.
  • Mississippi State is called for defensive holding on what would have been a three-and-out.
  • Brandon Harris hits Travin Dural deep for a touchdown, but it is called back on a holding call.
  • LSU scores a touchdown on a one yard run by Leonard Fournette to cap off a 48-yard drive. The Tigers’ offense is rolling. Note: Trent Domingue takes the PAT, not Colby Delahoussaye.
  • Davon Godchaux and Arden Key pick up the first sacks of their career, and LSU forces another three-and-out. Mississippi State looks lost on offense.
  • Leonard Fournette takes off for a 26-yard touchdown run, and the Tigers are up 14-0.
  • LSU leads 14-0 after the first quarter. The Tigers have out-gained the Bulldogs 103-35.

Check back for live updates throughout the game.

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