No. 11 LSU fell 37-7 to Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS, in the SEC opener for both teams.
Aeris Williams led the Bulldogs with 146 yards rushing and averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Keith Mixon caught six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 180 yards and another two scores. But Mississippi State responded with 30 straight points.
Following a first quarter feeling-out period, the Bulldogs methodically whipped the Bayou Bengals up and down the field and made them like it. MSU did it by following the same recipe that has made LSU so successful over the years - being more physical in the trenches. Mississippi State dominated LSU at the line of scrimmage on most plays and the Tigers looked undisciplined and overmatched. Get the app and get the game.
Mississippi State: It's a huge win for the Bulldogs, who now have a very interesting road game against Georgia next weekend.
After Clemson forced a three-and-out to open the game, Bryant moved the Tigers 79 yards in 10 plays, taking care of the last eight himself to stake Clemson to a 7-0 lead.
LSU will have to regroup and prepare for a matchup in Death Valley when the Syracuse Orange make the trip to Baton Rouge.