SEC Football Preview: LSU at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-LSU football preview

LSU meets Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

LSU

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 UCLA L 27-38 Away
09/11 McNeese St W 34-7 Home
09/18 Central Mich W 49-21 Home
09/25 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
10/02 Auburn 1:00 pm Home
10/09 Kentucky 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Florida 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Mississippi 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Alabama 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Arkansas 12:00 pm Home
11/20 LA Monroe 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Home

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Tech W 35-34 Home
09/11 NC State W 24-10 Home
09/18 Memphis L 29-31 Away
09/25 LSU 12:00 pm Home
10/02 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Alabama 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Kentucky 1:00 pm Home
11/06 Arkansas 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
11/20 TN State 12:00 pm Home
11/25 Mississippi 7:30 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating LSU Mississippi State
ESPN FPI 26 30
Sagarin 18 37
Massey Composite 23 50
PiRate Ratings 21 46

Key Stats

Stat (per game) LSU Mississippi State
Points 36.7 29.3
Points Allowed 22.0 25.0
Total YDS 389.0 406.3
Pass YDS 303.3 361.0
Rush YDS 85.7 45.3
Total YDS Allowed 298.7 317.3
Pass YDS Allowed 193.0 243.3
Rush YDS Allowed 105.7 74.0
3rd Down Conv. 38.1 36.8
3rd Down Conv. DEF 39.6 25.5
Turnover margin 0.67 0.33

Players to Watch

LSU

WR Kayshon Boutte, OL Ed Ingram, OG Chasen Hines, C Liam Shanahan, OL Austin Deculus, LB Damone Clark, DL Ali Gaye, DB Elias Ricks, DB Derek Stingley Jr., DE Andre Anthony, PK Cade York.

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, WR Jaden Walley, RB Jo’quavious Marks, WR Austin Williams, OT Charles Cross, LB Aaron Brule, Jr., LB Tyrus Wheat, DB Jalen Green, DB Martin Emerson, CB Emmanuel Forbes.

Injuries

LSU

 
[RB] 09/13/2021 – John Emery Jr. is out for season (Academics)
[CB] 09/18/2021 – Jontre Kirklin is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Academics)
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Malik Nabers is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Shoulder)
[CB] 09/18/2021 – Jay Ward is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[LB] 09/18/2021 – Soni Fonua is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Academics)
[DL] 09/18/2021 – Ali Gaye is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[OL] 09/18/2021 – Austin Deculus is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Shoulder)
[OL] 09/18/2021 – Cameron Wire is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Armoni Goodwin is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/18/2021 – Tre Bradford is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Eligibility)
(!)[QB] 08/02/2021 – Myles Brennan is out indefinitely (Arm)
[DE] 08/14/2021 – Glen Logan is out indefinitely (Foot)

Mississippi State

 
[WR] 09/18/2021 – Trip Wilson is “?” Saturday vs LSU (Legal problems)

Source: statfox.com

LSU vs. Mississippi State Football Series History

LSU leads 73-38-3

Comments

State is coming off a gut-wrenching loss at Memphis while LSU handled Central Michigan in Baton Rouge. LSU is rated higher than Mississippi State by most ratings and polls but I think they are still riding the momentum of the 2019 title. State should win this one in Starkville but it’ll be close.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 35, Mississippi State 24

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Mississippi State 34, LSU 31

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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