Dog Pounded: LSU Tigers Throttle Mississippi State

By Terry Waldrop
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

In an alternate universe this season the SEC has some of the elite quarterbacks and offenses in the country. A year ago nobody would have even dreamed to include LSU among that group. Here we are well into the season and the Tigers are among the nation’s best.  Zach Mettenberger and the receiving corps of Odell Beckham Jr and Jarvis Landry raced up and down the field and took advantage of a Mississippi State team that played well for a half but ran out of gas early in the third quarter. Throw in a bruising rushing attack led by Jeremy Hill, and the Bulldogs chances sank like a rock in appropriately named Starkville last night.

Outscoring Mississippi State, 31-3 in the second half, LSU shook off the Georgia hangover and left nothing to debate in a battering of a feisty but overwhelmed State team Saturday night. LSU’s offense clicked while the defense struggled for the second week to get stops. This is becoming more of a common theme with this year’s edition of the Tigers.

Florida comes into Baton Rouge next week sporting a traditional SEC physical smash mouth defense. Clearly this will be the best defense that LSU will have played against to this point. The test will be a stern one for Mettenberger and the offense. The one-loss Tigers still very much have their hopes for SEC and BCS National Title, alive heading into mid-October. For that to continue, LSU will have to deep fry an outstanding Gator defense that is clearly one of the best in the country.

Terry Waldrop was a long time college basketball coach and AD and is the Bald Truth on sports.  Follow his insights at   Follow him on Twitter @terrywaldrop, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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