Sep 25, 2009

LSU at Miss State


LSU travels for its first road SEC game this weekend to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. LSU has dominated the series recently, and they should be able to handle the Bulldogs again.

LSU has been so-so thus far this season. Fans have expected more from the offense, especially from the running game. LSU is still winning games significantly, but they just aren't looking like the #7 team in the nation when doing so.

Thus far, LSU's offense has been pretty vanilla. Will the playbook open up now that the team is entering the meat of its schedule? That's the big question fans are waiting to answer. This weekend might be more of the same as the Tigers should be able to beat Miss State by using the same style of offense that was successful against Vandy and ULL.

Miss State is a different team than the one the Tigers have beat up on in the past. New coach Dan Mullen brought his spread offense from Florida and is encorporating it in Starkville. It may take some time for Miss State to become an offensive juggernaut, but they are already one of the top rushing teams in the SEC. It's passing the football that's giving them trouble.

The weather may also be a factor again on Saturday. Rain is expected, but this won't be a big issue becuase LSU hasn't shown that its a vertical passing team yet anyway.

LSU 30
Miss State 16

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