Mississippi State embarrasses No 12 LSU

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He completed 15 of 23 passes for 180 yards and two TDs and rushed for 88 yards and two TDs. LSU star running back Derrius Guice only managed a meager 14 yards on 4 carries.

Two Tigers ejected for targeting: LSU was so desperate to put heat on Fitzgerald that defenders Donnie Alexander and Neil Farrell got ejected for targeting. LSU committed nine penalties for 111 yards in the game, and had multiple other penalties declined by Mississippi State.

Mississippi State won the coin toss and deferred its decision until the second half.

The Bulldogs struck first in the opening possession of the second quarter when Fitzgerald scored from 2 yards out. LSU had a touchdown wiped off the board on its first drive due to an offensive pass interference call, and lost two defensive players to targeting.

The Bulldogs defense, which finished 103 nationally in yards per play allowed a year ago, looked like a totally different unit, suffocating LSU's offense to provide support for an impressive effort by the offense against a Tigers defense that had allowed 10 points in two games. Mississippi State had wrested that status from them by early in the third quarter. All eight plays were rushes, including the first five by Guice for 45 yards.

Another LSU penalty on the first play of the ensuing drive kept the Tigers from gaining a first down.

The Bulldogs aced their first conference test of the season, slamming LSU 37-7 to move to 3-0 and continue their best start under head coach Dan Mullen since that magical 2014 campaign in which they ascended to No. 1 in the AP top 25 poll.

A dropped pass by Chark near midfield led to a 52-yard LSU punt that returned by Donald Gray 34 yards to its 40.

Mississippi State hammered No. 12 LSU on Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi, 37-7, at one point scoring on seven straight possessions between the second and fourth quarters while holding the Tigers scoreless in the second half. The Bulldogs used a 24-yard run by Fitzgerald to get in the LSU redzone, however, LSU got off the field with only a 27-yard field goal by Christmann to trail 30-7 with 1:55 left in the third quarter.

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