I wasn't able to watch the game live yesterday. I have it on DVR and will probably watch it today. I did watch the live stats and the play-by-play and it was heart-wrenching to see us at the goal line, with 4 tries, and not be able to put this game away.
There are lots of things to take away from a game like this. We matched up well with LSU this year. Much better than we have the previous 9 times where they outscored us 1 million to 15 or something like that. We have a solid foundation to build on going forward from this game, and a team that is exciting to watch again for all 4 quarters of the game.
There are also a lot of what-ifs that the Bulldog Nation is asking itself today. What if we had stopped the 93 yard return for a TD. What if Chris Relf was in there during our last offensive series. What if we had run a quarterback sneak on 3rd or 4th and goal? What if Tyson had just flipped the ball out to Dixon on 4th down instead of faking the option?
All we can do is move on to the next game. We have the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coming to town next week, high and mighty after their victory over North Carolina yesterday.
But let's take one last look back at yesterday and see what everyone is saying - The Morning After.
First off, here is Dan Mullen's post-game press conference:
Chris Low at ESPN says this is a game that Mississippi State can build on.
Kyle Veazey has some good talking points following yesterday's game.
I may post some more thoughts on the game after I have a chance to watch it this afternoon. Otherwise, we are going to start looking ahead to Georgia Tech next week. That game kicks off at 6:30pm and will be televised on CSS.