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Previewing the LSU Tigers

Here’s what you need to know before today’s game vs. the LSU Tigers

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Coach O might get fired if Mississippi State wins today.

Rumor has it that Coach Ed Orgeron needs a win today to have a job on Monday.

Mississippi State’s O-line has to play better.

This will continually be in any preview article that I write. Last week, the O-line held up fine, but the penalties haven’t stopped since LA Tech. The penalties have to stop if the Dawgs want any shot at putting a mark in the W-column.

The Bulldogs’ Defense must keep doing what they’ve been doing.

If you look at the box score vs. Memphis last week, you wouldn’t be able to tell that we lost that game. That’s mainly due to our defense consistently getting off the field. If we can hold LSU early, I think the Bulldogs have a shot at winning this one.

Davis Wade needs something to happen early.

Mississippi State needs something to happen early as it did vs. NC State with Tulu Griffin’s 100-yard kickoff return to start the game. If something happens early that goes MSU’s way, the 11:00 a.m. crowd can get moving.

LSU’s QB threw for 5 TDs last week vs. Central Michigan.

I know it was Central Michigan, but Willy Rogers threw for 420 yards and only had 3 TDs. Mississippi State’s corners cannot give up the big play vs. Max Johnson or he’ll continue to find it.

Keys to victory (LSU):

  • Find the big play consistently
  • Establish a running game
  • Don’t fire Coach O

Keys to victory (Mississippi State):

  • Score in the red-zone
  • Run the ball at least once on the opposing team’s 2-yard line
  • Pay the refs