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Mississippi State vs Louisiana Football Preview

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The Bulldogs are back and ready for a battle with the Ragin’ Cajuns.

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After an impressive road win at Kansas State, the Bulldogs return home to take on Louisiana. The cowbells will be ringing and Davis Wade will be a madhouse, as Mississippi State looks to go 3-0 under the lights.

Broadcast Information

The game is at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN 2

Records and Rankings

Mississippi State:

Record: 2-0

Ranking: 16

Louisiana:

Record: 1-0

Ranking: Unranked

What to Watch For:

The Bulldog Defensive Line

Mississippi State’s front four have proven to be the real deal and the face of the defense thus far. Expect them to not let up anytime soon. Ends Montez Sweat and Gerri Green along with tackles Jeffery Simmons and Braxton Hoyett must contain the quarterback and push the pocket. This line is big, fast, and mean, as each of the four mentioned above should have their way with the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Louisiana’s two two-headed monsters:

Louisiana will try to run past the Bulldogs, as their two quarterbacks and running backs are fit for the job. Signal callers Andre Nunez and Levi Lewis will split time and change the pace throughout, hoping to catch Mississippi State off guard. In addition, backs Trey Ragas and Raymond Calais look to get past the line and expose the Bulldog secondary.

Nick Fitzgerald as a dual threat:

While fans in and around the game are aware of his ability, Fitzgerald is a student of the game. He knows how to lead and take over when it matters. Look for him to pick up right where he left off and carry that momentum into Davis Wade. The intellect combined with talent makes him one of the best in the nation, as Fitzgerald will prove to be too much for the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Prediction:

Though Louisiana will give Mississippi State a run for their money, the Bulldogs will show up when it matters most. This year’s team is loaded with weapons and depth, ultimately able to throw the kitchen sink at anybody. It should be an entertaining first half, but look for Mississippi State to kick things into an extra gear and roll to 3-0.