Scoring Update: LSU 10, Mississippi State 13
Jayden Daniels misses two throws, forcing the Tigers to kick a 34-yard field goal. Ramos drills it.
Tigers getting the ball to their playmakers on short, quick routes to start the third quarter. A nice ball to Kayshon Boutte following a Malik Nabers reception. Tigers in the redzone.
Brian Kelly has this team going tempo to start. Tigers getting a few chunk plays to start this drive with the fans starting to get back into it. Big play from Jayden Daniels to Malik Nabers to get LSU in Mississippi State territory.
Mississippi State receives the ball first to get things started in the second half, but the Tigers force a quick three-and-out, showing tremendous pressure.
Halftime: LSU 7, Mississippi State 13
Scoring Update: LSU 7, Mississippi State 13
Tigers put together a methodical drive to end the first half led by Jayden Daniels. Using his legs to his advantage, he drove deep into Mississippi State territory and capped it off with a dart across the middle to Jaray Jenkins for the touchdown.
Scoring Update: LSU 0, Mississippi State 13
Another drive stalled for the Tigers as they punt to Mississippi State. The Bulldogs trek down the field on a three-play drive to get a touchdown on a pass by Will Rogers. This defense is getting fatigued.
Another huge stop by the Tigers come in the form of a Harold Perkins sack. Bulldogs forced to punt after another lost drive. LSU is up to 6 tackles for loss.
Just no offensive rhythm for LSU. Another short drive results in a Tigers punt. That's three straight three and outs for this offense.
The Tigers' defensive line has shown up in this one. Saivion Jones forces a third down sack fumble but the Bulldogs recover. Mississippi State elects to punt. LSU's defense finally gets off the field.
LSU forces Mississippi State into a fourth-and-short situation to get the second quarter started. Huge stop by the Tigers to get the ball on the 29-yard line. Just two plays later a fumble gives it right back to the Bulldogs.
End of the first quarter: LSU 0, Mississippi State 6
Back-to-back three and outs by the Tigers. Just no momentum offensively so far with the run game nonexistent.
A sack by on second down by BJ Ojulari forces the Bulldogs into a third-and-long situation, but come up short. Mississippi State elects to go for it on fourth-and-short. Huge stop by the Tigers to get the ball back in great field position. Major Burns shaken up on the play.
Three false start penalties for the Bayou Bengals early. Miscues were a given with such a young starting rotation, but certainly halting any offensive progression.
A quick three and out ends the Tigers' drive. LSU lined up to go for it on fourth-and-inches. False start forces the Tigers to punt.
Score Update: LSU 0, Mississippi State 6
Major Burns whiffs on a tackle and Mississippi State takes a 37-yard run all the way for a score. Extra point is no good.
LSU throwing in a few different defensive rotations early. Micah Baskerville to start with true freshman Harold Perkins getting some action as well. The former 5-star recruit has certainly looked the part, making a huge third-down stop, but Bulldogs convert on fourth down.
Tigers unable to convert on third-and-long. Punting after a good looking first drive that was plagued by penalties. Considering two true freshmen are starting, the blocking has been solid thus far.
Up-tempo offense is working in the Tigers' favor, getting to around midfield, but a pair of penalties halting any progress.
LSU going no-huddle to start this one with Daniels getting tremendous time in the pocket. Connects with Boutte early on an 18-yard gain.
Tigers win the coin toss and will start with the ball. Javen Nicholas and Evan Francioni are both back to return.
Gregory Clayton Jr., Javen Nicholas and Evan Francioni are out practicing catching punts. Kelly hinted that they would continue checking out other rotations.
Players in street clothes/not dressing out: Starting OL Anthony Bradford, Desmond Little and Marcus Dumervil. Safety Matthew Langlois went out against Southern and is in a heavy cast with crutches. Will also be out.
John Emery is suited up and prepared to get his first game action since 2020.
Quency Wiggins is suited up and ready to go as he makes his LSU debut.
The Tigers will start a pair of true freshmen at the offensive line in the SEC opener: Will Campbell at left tackle. Emery Jones at right tackle.
Starting offensive line rotation: LT Will Campbell (Freshman) LG Garrett Dellinger (Sophomore) C Charles Turner (Junior) RG Miles Frazier (R-Sophomore) RT Emery Jones (Freshman).