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LSU shuts down Mississippi State 19-3

October 20, 2018
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Grant Delpit had two of LSU’s four interceptions and Cole Tracy kicked four field goals as the Tigers defeated Mississippi State 19-3 in a Southeastern Conference game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.

 

HOW THEY SCORED

First Quarter

LSU 7, Mississippi State 0

Score: Nick Brossette 1-yard run. Tracy kick. Time Remaining: 12:37. Drive: 3 yards in 3 plays. Time of Possession: 1:05. Key Play: Michael Divinity intercepted a Nick Fitzgerald pass and returned the ball 31 yards to Mississippi State’s 3.

LSU 7, Mississippi State 3

Score: Jace Christmann 19-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 8:43. Drive: 73 yards in 7 plays. Time of Possession: 3:54. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Fitzgerald ran 40 yards for a first down at LSU’s 17.

Second Quarter

LSU 10, Mississippi State 3

Score: Tracy 25-yard field goal. Time Remaining: :00. Drive: 64 yards in 15 plays. Time of Possession: 3:29. Key Play: On third-and-six, Brossette ran 6 yards for a first down at Mississippi State’s 31.

Third Quarter

LSU 13, Mississippi State 3

Score: Tracy 38-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 10:44. Drive: 55 yards in 10 plays. Time of Possession: 4:16. Key Play: On second-and-nine, Johnathan Abram was penalized 15 yards for pass interference against Derrick Dillon to give LSU a first down at Mississippi State’s 27.

LSU 16, Mississippi State 3

Score: Tracy 29-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 2:54. Drive: 44 yards in 9 plays. Time of Possession: 3:24. Key Play: On second-and-ten, Burrow completed an 11-yard pass Ja’Marr Chase for a first down at Mississippi State’s 29.

Fourth Quarter

LSU 19, Mississippi State 3

Score: Tracy 40-yard field goal. Time Remaining: 10:42. Drive: 51 yards in 10 plays. Time of Possession: 5:13. Key Play: On first-and-ten, Burrow completed a 20-yard pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire for a first down at Mississippi State’s 25.

    

TURNING POINT OF THE GAME

Two field goal drives sandwiched around halftime gave LSU a ten-point advantage, which was more than enough to defeat a punchless Mississippi State offense. The Tigers used up the final 3½ minutes of the first half on a 15-play, 64-yard drive. Tracy kicked a 25-yard field goal on the last play of the first half to put LSU in front 10-3. The Tigers drove 55 yards in 10 plays after the second half kickoff to put another three points on the board. Tracy kicked a 38-yard field goal to put LSU on top 13-3 a little more than four minutes into the third quarter.

 

LSU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

No Tigers offensive player performed in an outstanding manner against the Bulldogs. LSU scored one touchdown – on a 3-yard drive following Divinity’s interception on Mississippi State’s first series. Brossette was the Tigers player with the touchdown on a 1-yard run. Brossette, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career, had 57 yards on 17 attempts. Brossette also caught two passes for seven yards.

     

LSU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Delpit delivered another spectacular game on the defensive side of the ball. He matched his career-high with ten tackles, including one sack. For the first time in his career, Delpit intercepted two passes in a game. Delpit’s second interception stopped a Mississippi State drive at the Tigers’ 5 late in the game.

        

KEY TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing yards: Mississippi State 201, LSU 110

Yards per rushing attempt: Mississippi State 5.4, LSU 2.5

Passing yards: LSU 129, Mississippi State 59

Punting average: LSU 43.7, Mississippi State 34.7

Third-down conversions: LSU 7-of-18, Mississippi State 2-of-14

Turnovers: Mississippi State 4, LSU 1

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS

LSU

Nick Brossette: 17 carries, 57 yards, 1 touchdown

Joe Burrow: 28 attempts, 16 completions, 129 yards, 1 interception

Dee Anderson: 3 catches, 29 yards

Justin Jefferson: 3 catches, 18 yards

Grant Delpit: 10 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 sack

Devin White: 10 tackles, 1 quarterback-hurry, 1 pass breakup

Jacob Phillips: 10 tackles, 1 quarterback-hurry

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Nick Fitzgerald: 23 attempts, 131 yards; 24 attempts, 8 completions, 59 yards, 4 interceptions

Kylin Hill: 2 catches, 10 yards

Johnathan Abram: 10 tackles, 1 sack

Jeffery Simmons: 10 tackles, 1 sack

Mark McLaurin: 10 tackles, ½ sack

 

NOTES

Defensive end Breiden Fehoko was in uniform, but he did not play. Glen Logan replaced Fehoko in the starting lineup. Right tackle Austin Deculus was replaced by Adrian Magee in the second half. . .White was called for targeting against Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter. White was ejected from the game and will be ineligible to play in the first half of the Alabama game. Patrick Queen took over for White after his ejection. White’s penalty nullified a pass interception by Kristian Fulton. Besides the flag on White, Battle and Fulton were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Battle and Fulton posed for a picture after the play – similar to what NFL players do. Such an action is not allowed in college football. . .Tracy’s four field goals gave him 21 for the season. Only two LSU kickers have made more field goals in a season – Josh Jasper with 28 in 2010 and Colt David with 26 in 2007. Drew Alleman also made 21 field goals in 2012. Tracy has made at least four field goals in three games this season – four against Miami, five against Georgia and four against Mississippi State. . .The three points were the fewest scored by the Bulldogs against the Tigers in 11 seasons. LSU defeated Mississippi State 45-0 in 2007. . .The three points were the fewest the Tigers allowed in a SEC game in four seasons. LSU beat Kentucky 41-3 in 2014. The last SEC team to score fewer than three points against the Tigers was Mississippi State in that 45-0 loss in 2007. . .LSU is 7-1 overall, 4-1 in the SEC. Mississippi State is 4-3 overall, 1-3 in the SEC. . .The paid attendance was 101,340.

                 

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM

Coach Ed Orgeron’s comments: “Our defense played lights out. We struggled on offense, but we came back in the second half and moved the football. The plus-3 turnover margin helped us and the four field goals helped us. This was not Joe Burrow’s best game. This was not a perfect game. But, I’m not going to tear this team up. I didn’t think we’d hold them to three points. I thought we would do better on offense, but 19 points were enough. I haven’t looked at (White’s targeting call). A call is a call. They reviewed it and confirmed the targeting. You can’t lead with your head. That’s the rule. I am disgusted in the picture-taking (penalties on Fulton and Battle). That’s out of whack. The hit on Devin I have to look at.”

    

  UP NEXT

Following an off week, LSU will play host to Alabama at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3. Kickoff will be set Monday – probably at 7 p.m. Central. The game will probably be available on CBS. That decision will also be announced Monday. The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0), which also has an open date next week, defeated Tennessee 58-21 in Knoxville on Saturday afternoon.

 

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