STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State held the No. 2 LSU football team to a season-low 36 points on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough, as the LSU Tigers improved to 7-0 (3-0 SEC) with a 36-16 win over the Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State slipped to 3-4 (1-3 SEC) and have now lost three consecutive Southeastern Conference games.
True freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader, who got his second start of the season, passed for a career-high 238 yards on 17-of-28 passing. He tossed one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed 19 times for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Junior running back Kylin Hill, who entered the game second in rushing in the SEC, was limited to 34 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Defensively, the Bulldogs surrendered 413 total yards, including 327 passing yards and four touchdown passes from LSU senior quarterback Joe Burrow. The 413 yards is a season-low for the Tigers’ offense.
The MSU defense was anchored by senior safety Jaquarius Landrews, who finished with eight total tackles, including three solo tackles, while senior safety Brian Cole II, junior cornerback Cameron Dantzler, senior linebacker Leo Lewis and junior linebacker Erroll Thompson followed with seven tackles each. The seven tackles from Cole II and Dantzler matched their career-highs.
The Bulldogs will return to action next Saturday when they travel to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at Kyle Field. Kickoff time is set for 11 a.m. CT and will be televised by SEC Network.