Nick Fitzgerald Leads Mississippi State to Blowout Win over Derrius Guice, LSU

Nick Fitzgerald Leads Mississippi State to Blowout Win over Derrius Guice, LSU

The Tigers had two first-half TDs taken off the board against the Bulldogs, the first for an illegal pick that wiped off a 67-yard Danny Etling to D.J. Chark TD pass.

If this game was a measuring stick, then Mississippi State proved No. 12 LSU wasn't ready to size up. On a night where the Bulldogs ran for 285 yards against the highty-touted LSU defense, Mixon was able to make more than his share of plays in the passing game. Aeris Williams led the Bulldogs with 146 yards on 23 carries.

Saturday night was a stark wake-up call for an LSU team that spent the first two games of Ed Orgeron's first season as permanent head coach blasting an 0-3 Independent (Brigham Young) and an FCS opponent (Chattanooga) and had risen to No. 2 in Football Outsiders' S&P + ratings. Freshman Jace Christmann made the first three field goals of his career, connecting from 30, 45 and 27 yards.

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LSU: It's not just that the Tigers lost, but how they lost. After two breezy non-conference victories in Weeks 1 and 2, Mississippi State now owns a marquee victory to strengthen its claim as No. 2 team in the SEC. Mississippi State dominated LSU at the line of scrimmage on most plays and the Tigers looked undisciplined and overmatched.

Mississippi State: It's a huge win for the Bulldogs, who now have a very interesting road game against Georgia next weekend.

LSU hosts Syracuse in a nonconference game next Saturday.

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