SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at LSU

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Mississippi State visits LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Memphis W 49-23 Home
09/10 Arizona W 39-17 Away
09/17 LSU 6:00 pm Away
09/24 Bowling Grn 12:00 pm Home
10/01 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Home
10/08 Arkansas 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Kentucky 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Alabama 8:00 pm Away
11/05 Auburn 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Georgia 12:00 pm Home
11/19 East Tennessee State 12:00 pm Home
11/24 Mississippi 7:00 pm Away


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Florida St L 23-24 Neutral
09/10 Southern W 65-17 Home
09/17 Miss State 6:00 pm Home
09/24 New Mexico 7:30 pm Home
10/01 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
10/08 Tennessee 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Florida 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Mississippi 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Alabama 12:00 pm Home
11/12 Arkansas 12:00 pm Away
11/19 UAB 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Miss. State LSU
Sagarin 12 23
Massey Composite 19 47
PiRate Ratings 17 22

Key Stats

Stat Miss. State LSU
Points 44.0 44.0
Points Allowed 20.5 20.0
Total YDS 449.0 486.5
Pass YDS 264.5 385.0
Rush YDS 184.5 101.5
Total YDS Allowed 327.0 305.0
Pass YDS Allowed 209.0 220.5
Rush YDS Allowed 166.5 84.5
3rd Down Conv.% 52.2 64.0
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 48.2 26.9
Turnover margin 1.00 -0.50

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, DB Emmanuel Forbes, RB Dillon Johnson, RB Joquavious Marks, OL LaQuinston Sharp, WR Austin Williams, WR Jaden Walley.


QB Myles Brennan, LB Micah Baskerville, WR Kayshon Boutte, DL Ali Gaye, LB Mike Jones Jr., DL BJ Ojulari, DL Jaquelin Roy, DL Maason Smith, WR Jack Bech, DB Jay Ward, P Jay Bramblett.


Mississippi State

No injuries reported.


John Emery Suspension ends.


Mississippi State vs. LSU Football Series History

LSU leads 72-37


Not much separates these two teams. I would pick Mississippi State to win if this game was being played in Starkville but playing Tiger Stadium is a different matter. It’s hard to hear anything there and the fans are so hostile. I also believe LSU is a lot better than they showed a couple of weeks ago against Florida State.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Mississippi St 31, LSU 28 Gameweek Prediction

LSU 38, Mississippi State 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 5:00 PM CT) (6:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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