Mississippi State opened SEC play on Saturday with a thoroughly dominant 37-7 win over LSU, while Ole Miss went west and came back with a loss.
On this episode, Logan looks back at the Bulldogs’ big win (2:32) in front of a raucous Davis Wade Stadium crowd. The victory pushed MSU into the national rankings, and as a bonus, it looks like Dan Mullen has found himself a field goal kicker in Jace Christmann.
Just three games into the Todd Grantham era, and State’s defense looks a lot better than it did last season (6:44). Aside from one drive in the first half, LSU sputtered offensively all night.
As for Ole Miss, it suffered its first loss of the season, 27-16 at Cal (8:34). The Rebels’ normally explosive offense was held in check, in part because of injuries to receiver A.J. Brown and center Sean Rawlings. And the running game just never got going.
On the plus side (13:41), the defense looked better against the run, and C.J. Moore made two interceptions.
MSU is dealing with injuries to some key players (22:27), including Gabe Myles and Malik Dear. They might or might not be back for this week’s game at Georgia, a team with a lot of MSU ties (25:42).
Ole Miss is off this week before facing Alabama (27:46), and one thing coach Matt Luke wants to work on is reducing penalties.