LSU has played Mississippi State in football more than any other schools, as Saturday's game marks the 111th meeting between the Tigers and Bulldogs. Here are five memorable games from LSU’s most-played rivalry:
Nov. 15, 1958 — LSU 7, Mississippi State 6
On a muddy field in Jackson, Mississippi, No. 1 LSU trails 6-0 in the third quarter when Warren Rabb throws a 5-yard touchdown pass to Red Hendrix on fourth-and-goal. Tommy Davis’ extra point kick is the difference in what would be the closest call for the eventual national champions.
Nov. 13, 1982 — Mississippi State 27, LSU 24
Coming off a historic 20-10 win at Alabama, unbeaten and No. 6-ranked LSU gets upset by John Bond and the Bulldogs in Starkville. State’s quarterback rushes for 91 yards and throws for 128 and a TD before Baton Rouge native Dana Moore boots the game-winning 45-yard field goal with :25 left.
Nov. 15, 1986 — LSU 47, Mississippi State 0
In 1984, LSU goes to Starkville with a shot to win the SEC title and falls 16-14. Two years later in Jackson, the Tigers leave no doubt. Tommy Hodson throws for 231 yards and two touchdowns as LSU outgains the Bulldogs 580-214 en route to clinching its first SEC championship since 1970.
Oct. 21, 2000 — LSU 45, Mississippi State 38 (OT):
Down 31-17 entering the fourth quarter to the No. 13 Bulldogs, the Tigers rally to force overtime. In the extra period, LaBrandon Toefield scores on a 13-yard run. On fourth-and-2 at the 17, Trev Faulk and Jeremy Lawrence force State quarterback Wayne Madkin out of bounds to end it.
Sept. 26, 2009 — LSU 30, Mississippi State 26
This one could be called the Chad Jones Show. The Tigers’ talented safety runs sideline-to-sideline on a 93-yard punt return that ranks as one of the best ever for the Tigers. Jones then preserves the win by batting down a Tyson Lee pass in the end zone on third-and-goal at the 1 with 1:14 left.