LSU football vs. Mississippi State preview

LSU football is finally back and the Tigers are ready to be released from their cages, but their prey may not be an easy take down. With an offseason much longer than usual due to the coronavirus, it has been a lot harder for both teams to prepare given such a short time span.

Mississippi State

There have been several things this team has been known for, but Mississippi State’s running game has been the highlight of the past year and is looking to be the same with senior All-American running back Kylin Hill. Last season, Hill ran for 1,350 yards with 10 touchdowns in 242 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry.

Last year against LSU, Hill only ran for 34 yards on 15 attempts, which shows the talented run defense the Tigers have. Coming in this year is Mississippi State’s new head coach Mike Leach, who is bringing a unique playbook to the team, which does not have ordinary plays for the SEC. It is going to be hard for this team to learn a whole new playbook in the small amount of time before its season opener.


With top-named players gone, it will be a little shaky going into the first game with a long offseason. Although it has been a long time coming, the home opener will be held in Tiger Stadium, and the players have never been more focused on the season ahead.

The Tigers have a lot to bring to the table; their new starting quarterback Myles Brennon, running back Tyrion Davis-Price and returning head coach Ed Orgeron, who won the SEC championship for the Tigers last year. Something that really stands out in a very positive way is these Tigers are already familiar with Orgeron’s playbook, which seemed to be very successful last year. Between the positives and negatives among these two teams, the matchup should be a good one.


LSU has had plenty of time work prepare for the Bulldogs. With a strong coaching staff and the returning of a group of highly skilled athletes, it is no question that the Tigers will take down Mississippi State.

Geaux Tigers!

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