On a steamy evening at Davis Wade Stadium, self-inflicted wounds and Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald were too much for LSU Football to overcome in the SEC opener. LSU did score after that penalty on a Darrel Williams 10-yard run.
LSU (2-1, 0-1) easily won its first two games of the season, but was overmatched by Mississippi State on both sides of the ball.
In past two losses to LSU, Mississippi State ran for a combined 99 yards. None of Louisville's four possessions after the touchdown lasted longer than five plays, and Jackson was limited to 7-of-19 passing for 72 yards and a score with six carries for 55 yards. He now has seven catches on the year for 112 yards and a touchdown. Sep. 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. LSU quarterback Danny Etling completed just 14 of 30 passes for 136 yards. Mississippi State dominated LSU at the line of scrimmage on most plays and the Tigers looked undisciplined and overmatched. Mississippi State has a very good running game with Fitzgerald and Williams, and the defense is playing very well. Alabama, 3-0 after a win over Colorado State Saturday, will continue to occupy the throne until someone else grabs it.