Coming into Saturday's game against Mississippi State, LSU has a series lead of 71-33-3 over Mississippi State and they have simply dominated the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball. Even from the first meeting back in November 20, 1896, where the Tigers won 52-0. LSU is currently on a 14 game winning streak over the Bulldogs. Key word, currently. That can change, and should change.
Since 2000, LSU has outscored the Bulldogs 548-187. Yes, it will take a while for Mississippi State to score 548 points, but it is possible in time. In this writer's opinion, the Bulldogs defensive line and offensive line will put just enough pressure on the LSU front seven on both sides of the ball and come away with a huge upset. They will not win by much with a 17-13 final score.
The Bulldogs (3-0) will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face the Tigers (3-0) at 7 pm EST on ESPN. The Bulldogs do not have any key wins on the season thus far defeating Southern Miss, UAB, and South Alabama with a combined score of 131-37. Nothing to be overwhelmed about, but it can put a little smile on the fans of MSU. After tonight's game against the Tigers, the Bulldogs will enjoy a bye week before facing off against the Texas A&M Aggies.
On the other hand, the Tigers have one huge win already on their season and it came in week one when they defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 28-24. Wisconsin was ranked number 14 at the time entering the game. However, The Badgers did have a 17-7 lead going into the half, but the strength and young heart attitude of LSU never left and they outscored Wisconsin 21-7 in the second half. The Tigers scored 6 points in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth quarter. Other than that game, LSU has not had a tough schedule, facing off against Sam Houston and UL Monroe.
Saturday night's game is important for both team. LSU has hopes of making the College Football Playoff. For the Bulldogs, they could show they have pushed past mediocrity in the SEC West with a huge victory in Death Valley.