How they scored: LSU 21, Mississippi State 19 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (57) almost gets a hand on the field goal kicked by Mississippi State placekicker Westin Graves (25) during the first half of the game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Starkville.

Score by quarter

LSU — 14 0 7 ?0 — 21

Mississippi State — 0 3 3 13 — 19


LSU: Leonard Fournette 1 run at 4:37 (Trent Domingue kick). DRIVE: 8 plays, 48 yards, 4:22). KEY PLAYS: A holding penalty on Mississippi State’s Ryan Brown on third-and-9 gives LSU a first down. And after a 38-yard TD pass from Brandon Harris to Travin Dural is wiped out by a holding penalty on Josh Boutte, LSU gets a 23-yard pass from Harris to DeSean Smith on third-and-11 to the MSU 16, and Darrel Williams has a 12-yard run to the 4. Two plays later, Fournette takes the snap in shotgun formation and dives over the top for the score. Tigers 7, Bulldogs 0.

LSU: Fournette 26 run at 1:58 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 2-46-0:38. KEY PLAYS: Taking over at the MSU after a short 36-yard punt, LSU gets a 20-yard pass from Harris to Malachi Dupre to the MSU 26. Fournette takes a pitch from Harris and gets a key block from J.D. Moore on the edge and rumbles to the end zone. Tigers 14, Bulldogs 0.


MISSISSIPPI STATE: Westin Graves 43 field goal at 0:44. DRIVE: 9-37-2:01. KEY PLAYS: Dak Prescott starts drive with 12-yard pass to De’Runnya Wilson to MSU 49. After a 10-yard holding penalty, Prescott throws a swing pass to Ashton Schumpert for 17 yards to LSU 32. Tigers 14, Bulldogs 3.


MISSISSIPPI STATE: Graves 23 field goal at 10:04. DRIVE: 9-40-2:50. KEY PLAYS: Prescott 10-yard pass to Wilson for first down on third-and-8 to the LSU 34. Prescott 20-yard pass to Wilson to LSU 9. Tigers 14, Bulldogs 6 .

LSU: Fournette 18 run at 6:48 (Domingue kick). DRIVE: 7-75-3:16. KEY PLAYS: Fournette starts the drive with a 20-yard run to the LSU 45. On third-and-6 at the LSU 49, Harris hits Dural with a 10-yard pass to the MSU 41 to keep the drive going. Harris scampers around the right side for an 18-yard gain to the MSU 23 and two plays later Fournette races to the pylon for the score. Tigers 21, Bulldogs 6.


MISSISSIPPI STATE: Prescott 1 run at 14:45 (Graves kick). DRIVE: 14-87-4:18. KEY PLAYS: Prescott 1-yard keeper on third-and-1 to the NSU 23 keeps the drive alive. Prescott gets 2 yards on a sneak on third-and-1 at the LSU 41. Prescott 18-yard pass to Gus Walley to the LSU 11 and Prescott 9-yard pass to Brandon Holloway to the LSU 1 sets up the score. Tigers 21, Bulldogs 13.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: Wilson 5 pass from Prescott at 4:00 (two-point pass failed). DRIVE: 6-82-1:32. KEY PLAYS: Prescott hit Fred Brown for a 33-yard pass to the LSU 49 to start the drive when the Tigers busted a coverage. Prescott connects on 10-yard pass to Schumpert and then 15-yard pass to Wilson to LSU 24. Two plays later, Prescott hits Wilson on a slant for the score. Tigers 21, Bulldogs 19.


Final score: LSU 21, Mississippi State 19

Records: LSU 1-0 (1-0 SEC), Mississippi State 1-1 (0-1 SEC)

Attendance=: 62,531 (second-largest crowd in MSU history).

— Sheldon Mickles