clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Gameday Open Thread

New, 43 comments
VS

Talk amongst yourselves. Let me give you a topic.
Prediction: This game looks like a mismatch in a lot of ways. However, Mississippi State's offense is much better than people want to give it credit for. In this situation, the Bulldogs will play far better than they are expected to. The crowd will be frenzied, the pressure will be on Flynn to perform on the road in the SEC, and it is opening night for the number two in the country. There is a lot of pressure on LSU to win and win impressively. If Mississippi State can just get first downs on offense, keep LSU pinned deep in their own territory as much as possible, rely on that offensive line to open up holes for Dixon to keep the chains moving, and then hope for a couple of big plays from the passing game, then they really could win this game. LSU having to go a long field will be very difficult. Still, LSU is just too much. It's hard to expect Mississippi State's offense to get much going. LSU wins a closer one than a lot of people think. LSU 27, Mississippi State 14.
EDIT: Your co-writer's thoughts:
1) The "Early Doucet for Heisman" campaign gets off and running; couldn't have a better stage for it, at least!
2) Four separate backs log at least 7 carries for the Tigers: Hester, Williams, Murphy, and Scott.
3) Flynn goes 17-25, 198, 2 TD, 1 INT
4) Final score LSU 38, MSU 10