SEC Football First Look: LSU vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State vs LSU

Mississippi State meets LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. Here is a first look at the Mississippi State-LSU matchup.

Mississippi State Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Stephen F. Austin W 63-6
Sept. 8 at Kansas State W 31-10
Sept. 15 Louisiana W 56-10
Sept. 22 at Kentucky L 28-7
Sept. 29 Florida L 13-6
Oct. 6 Auburn W 23-9

LSU Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 2 Miami [Arlington] W 33-17
Sept. 8 Southeastern Louisiana W 31-0
Sept. 15 at Auburn W 22-21
Sept. 22 Louisiana Tech W 38-21
Sept. 29 Ole Miss W 45-16
Oct. 6 at Florida L 27-19
Oct. 13 Georgia W 36-16

Stat Comparison

Mississippi State Stat LSU
31.0 Points 32.0
12.7 Points Allowed 16.9
430.7 Total YDS 404.3
190.0 Pass YDS 202.1
240.7 Rush YDS 202.1
289.7 Total YDS Allowed 340.3
174.3 Pass YDS Allowed 219.9
115.3 Rush YDS Allowed 120.4
46.34 3rd down conv % 36.94
0.50 Turnover margin 1.29
20 & Massey Composite 5

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Mississippi State Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/14/18 S Brian Cole Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs LSU
10/14/18 OL Darryl Williams Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs LSU
10/14/18 CB Jamal Peters Knee is "?" Saturday vs LSU
09/25/18 DE Marquiss Spencer Upper Body is out for season
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team

LSU Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/14/18 WR Dee Anderson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
10/14/18 NT Tyler Shelvin Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/25/18 G Garrett Brumfield Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB K'Lavon Chaisson Leg is out for season
08/18/18 WR Drake Davis Legal problems is out indefinitely
08/08/18 LB Tyler Taylor Suspension is out indefinitely
08/04/18 OL Ed Ingram Suspension is out indefinitely

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Mississippi State

It’s tough to win in Death Valley. Just ask 2017 National Finalist Georgia who lost by 20 points. The Mississippi State Bulldogs have to block out the noise and focus on the mission: Beat LSU.

Challenges for LSU

LSU is coming off two emotionally draining games in a row. The Tigers have to dig down deep and take Mississippi State seriously or they will be staring at a second loss.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 6 pm CT (7 pm ET) and can be seen on ESPN.

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