The streak might hit 15, but don’t expect a blowout this go around. LSU has beaten Mississippi State 14 straight times and 21 of 22 dating to 1991. The Bulldogs have what coach Les Miles called the “most complete” team since he’s been in Baton Rouge. Meanwhile, LSU has struggled to find a consistent passing game, and the offensive line hasn’t played up to expectation level. Still, the Tigers defense might be the school’s best in some time.
LSU 20, Mississippi State 13
While some of the LSU-Mississippi State matchups have been duds, this one should be a dandy. To see how State dual-threat quarterback Dak Prescott fares against LSU’s stingy defense should be worth the price of admission alone. But don’t overlook MSU’s front seven, which could create a lot of havoc and possibly force Anthony Jennings to put the football in the air more than he has in the first three games.
LSU 30, Mississippi State 19
LSU has avoided tasking quarterback Anthony Jennings with too much responsibility for winning games. But considering the Tigers’ offensive line struggles, State’s talented front seven and the Bulldogs shambling secondary, LSU needs to pass to win. Defensively, LSU’s excellent secondary will be the difference. The Tigers should be able to play man-to-man and commit the rest of their defenders to stopping Dak Prescott.
LSU 27, Mississippi State 17