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Community Projections: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Versus the LSU Tigers and a Bold Prediction

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs and LSU Tigers square off in a contest that carries significant early season importance for both teams. Join in the fun of explaining the best and worst case scenarios for the Bulldogs and toss in a bold prediction.

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Bulldog fans, the game most of you have been waiting for kicks off in just a few days as Mississippi State hosts the LSU Tigers Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.  Much will be on the line for both teams as one squad will be dealt a serious blow to its division championship hopes.  The other will see their hopes for a trip to Atlanta bolstered by the win.

Join the fun and make a few predictions with us.

Best Case Scenario: The season opener against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles was nothing more than vanilla play calling.  The Bulldogs are able to establish the run early and race out to a quick lead.  Mississippi State forces a big play while on defense and takes a 14 point lead early in the fourth quarter.  With using Leonard Fournette being less of an option because of the ticking clock and the Mississippi State lead, the game is put on the shoulders of Brandon Harris. Without much game experience, the crowd and intensity of the contest gets to him, and Mississippi State walks away 31-17 winners.

Worst Case Scenario: Mississippi State forces an early three and out against LSU to open the game, but the Bulldogs muff the punt.  LSU recovers and scores a touchdown.  The Bulldogs answer with a field goal.  LSU matches it to go up 10-3 after the first quarter.  With LSU playing from ahead, Fournette remains the focal point of the LSU attack, and he is able to keep moving chains, eating clock and keeping LSU ahead.  Mississippi State gets a chance to go for the win on a final drive, but they run out of time and lose 27-24.

Bold Prediction: Dak Prescott looks like Dak Prescott of 2014 and throws for over 250 and rushes for 75 yards accounting for four touchdowns.