Final Score: Mississippi State 34, LSU 29
Mississippi State went into Death Valley and stunned No. 8 LSU 34-29.
The Bulldogs built a huge lead through the first-three quarters, but Mississippi State had to hold off a LSU comeback late. Here’s how it happened.
Bulldogs Score on Opening Drive, Stuff LSU Offense
On Mississippi State’s opening drive, quarterback Dak Prescott hit De’Runnya Wilson for a touchdown. After LSU’s offense struggled for its first couple of possessions, LSU finally got to the goal line and was about to score, but the Bulldog defense stiffened and made a huge goal line stand.
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Josh Robinson then added a rushing touchdown for the Bulldogs at the end of the first quarter.
LSU Defense Puts Tigers Back in Game
Just 12 seconds into the second half, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott fumbled the ball while fighting for extra yardage, and LSU returned the fumble 25 yards for a touchdown.
Prescott Makes Amazing TD Play on 3rd Down
On third down for the Bulldogs, Prescott scrambled away from heavy LSU pressure and hit a wide-open Jamie Lewis, who was then able to run 74 yards for another Mississippi State touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 31-10.
The Bulldogs then hit a field goal at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Prescott Makes up For Fumble With 56-Yard TD Run
Dax Prescott made up for his fumble that put LSU back in the game with a 56-yard touchdown run of his own just two minutes later to put the Bulldogs back up by two touchdowns.
LSU Scores TD, But Trails Big With Little Time Left
The Tigers aren’t going down without a fight, and scored a one-yard touchdown with 12 minutes remaining in the game. After the Tigers failed the two-point conversion attempt, Mississippi State led 34-16.
LSU Scores Two TD’s in 28 Seconds
With just two minutes remaining, LSU finally showed up.
The Tigers scored two touchdowns in 28 seconds to cut Mississippi State’s lead to 34-29. LSU scored initially with two minutes remaining to narrow Mississippi State’s lead to 12 points after a failed two-point conversion.
Mississippi State fumbled a high-snap, and, after LSU recovered, the Tigers scored on a deep pass on the next play.
The Bulldogs recovered the onside kick, and LSU held them to a three-and-out, but the Tigers only had 20 seconds to march 80 yards. They got to the Mississippi State 46-yard line, but the Hail Mary attempt on the last play of the game was intercepted.