Mississippi State has established itself as a very good football team. The problem is that’s not good enough in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
No. 3 LSU punished No. 25 Mississippi State on the way to a 19-6 victory Thursday night. In a matchup of two physical teams, the Tigers were by far the bigger bully, making 15 tackles for a loss and holding the Bulldogs to 193 total yards.
“Their guys made plays and ours didn’t,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said.
LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee, filling in for suspended Jordan Jefferson, completed 21 of 27 passes for 213 yards, included a 19-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle early in the fourth quarter that gave the Tigers a 16-6 lead. (September 16, 2011, Page 7A)