Photos: Tigers beat Bulldogs, second half

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) runs back his touchdown interception of at least 100 yards, icing the game after intercepting Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) in the second half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) pulls in the pass for an interception and runs it back for a touchdown in the closing moments of the second half. Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Robert Johnson (81) gives chase. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles shouts instructions with about a minute to go. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fans react to LSU safety Craig Loston (6) pulling in the pass for an interception and running it back for a touchdown in the closing moments of the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) pulls in the pass for an interception and runs it back for a touchdown in the closing moments of the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU safety Craig Loston (6) and quarterback Zach Mettenberger celebrate after Loston returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown against Mississippi State on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) pulls in the pass for an interception and runs it back for a touchdown in the closing moments of the second half. Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Robert Johnson (81) gives chase. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) throws behind good protection, in the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) scores over the top on a short touchdown dive during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU linebacker Kevin Minter brings down Mississippi State running back Nick Griffin during the second half of the Tigers' 37-17 win Saturday night. LSU held the Bulldogs to 47 rushing yards on 24 carries.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Eric Reid (1) brings down Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in a pass for a first down as Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Darius Slay (9) and Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Jay Hughes (30) make the stop during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen, left, and Referee Penn Wagers, right, have an animated discussion after a play during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18), LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46), LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) and LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) bring down Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) for a loss during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) tries to get the crowd fired up late in the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU safety Eric Reid (1) stops Mississippi State Bulldogs tight end Malcolm Johnson during the second half of LSU's 37-17 win Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) is wrapped up by Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Jay Hughes (30) after picking up good yardage during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) is upended by Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Jay Hughes (30) after a 9-yard gain as Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Johnthan Banks (13) comes in to help during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49), LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) and LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) celebrate sacking Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) and forcing the ball to be turned over. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is dejected after being sacked to turn the ball over on 4th down as Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive linesman Blaine Clausell (75) watches during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Arceto Clark (19) can't make the catch in the end zone as LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) watches during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is sacked by LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) as LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) comes in to help during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Nick Griffin (7) is bottled up by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) and LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) during the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles celebrates the win after the second half of an SEC football game. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles and team sing the alma mater after the second half. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) is congratulated by Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17), who Losten intercepted and returned for a touchdown to thwart a Bulldog comeback drive, late in the game. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, left, congratulates LSU coach Les Miles after the game Nov. 10 at Tiger Stadium. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre' Sullivan (21) watches as LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) gets into singing the alma mater after the game. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk (68) congratulates LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) after the game. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen, left, and LSU head coach Les Miles, right meet at midfield after the game. LSU won 37-17.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles reacts to watching the big screen after a play during the second half of an SEC football game. LSU won 37-17. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Craig Loston (6) pulled in the pass for an interception and runs it back for a touchdown in the closing moments of the second half of an SEC football game. LSU won 37-17. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU guard Josh Dworaczyk congratulates defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) after the LSU-Mississippi State game at Tiger Stadium earlier this season. LSU won 37-17.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger, with the help of new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, could lead the Tigers to a title game. Coach Les Miles said, 'I think you’ll look forward to us throwing the football.'

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen, left, and Referee Penn Wagers, right, have an animated discussion after a play during the second half of an SEC football game. LSU won 37-17. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks to throw downfield to LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) during the second half of an SEC football game. The pass was complete for a first down. LSU won 37-17. Photo shot on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012, in Baton Rouge, La.. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/BILL FEIG /