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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) graba a touchdown pass as Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) defends.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) breaks away from Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley (1) for a 69-yard touchdown run from scrimmage with 7:18 in the first quarter. LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) is in background.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis tries to break past LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White after making a catch.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) snares a pass, good for 24 yards to the Mississippi State 27 yard line, over Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Running back Kenny Hilliard scores LSU's first touchdown on a 3-yard gain with 10:02 left in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss. Hilliard scored three touchdowns as the Tigers won 59-26.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) scores his second touchdown, on a 35-ytard rush, getting the ball over the end zone pylon depute the efforts of Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley (1) just after the start of the second quarter in Starkville, Miss..

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fullback Connor Neighbors (43) goes high in the end zone to congratulate LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) after a 35 yard rushing touchdown for Hilliard's second score, just after the start of the second quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill races away from the Mississippi State defense on a 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Davis Wade Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) grab Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson.

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

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) looks downfield, as LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) rush.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mascot Mike the Tiger and the LSU cheerleaders rev up the crowd before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) crosses the goal line for a 70-yard touchdown run as LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs to block.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill keeps his footing en route to a 69-yard touchdown against Mississippi State last week. Hill said his ability to maintain balance is partly due to a practice drill called 'bounding.'

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard dives for the pylon and scores a touchdown as Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley defends.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. goes high to grab a touchdown pass as Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun defends.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is face masked by Mississippi State defensive lineman Preston Smith.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- An eye of the tiger flag flies after an LSU touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) rolls across the back of Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley. Hill jumped up and started running but he was whistled down.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, right, runs to question an official after seeing a play that involed LSU running back Jeremy Hill.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, right, congratulates Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis after a play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is sacked by LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) as Mississippi State offensive linesman Ben Beckwith (66) tries to help.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State wide receiver Robert Johnson (12) has his pass reception broken up by LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) as LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander (25) watches.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State defensive back Nickoe Whitley (1) moves in to grab an interception for a pass intended for LSU running back Jeremy Hill.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws downfield as LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) blocks Mississippi State defensive lineman Kaleb Eulls.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Odell Beckham, Sr., left, father of LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and Karen Alford, godmother to Odell, Jr., wear his jersey number as they cheer in the stands.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles and players celebrate by singing the alma mater, after the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26 over Mississippi State.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) wears a big smile heading off the field to the locker room, after LSU won 59-26 over Mississippi State. LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33), safety Micah Eugene (34) and quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) are behind him.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was projected to be a late first-round or second-round NFL draft pick before suffering a knee injury against Arkansas on Friday in the Tigers’ 31-27 win.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU defensive back Tre'Davious White runs back an interception leaping over the outstretched arms of Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis on Oct. 6 in Starkville, Miss.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates his last touchdown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) sacks Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) flops into the end zone for a score in front of Mississippi State defensive back Kendrick Market.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson (34) and LSU linebacker Lamar Louis (23) chase after a fumble with Louis coming up with the ball.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fans celebrate the win.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) vaults into the end zone on a 17-yard touchdown run with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter.. Mississippi State defensive back Justin Cox (9) couldn't make the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and LSU head coach Les Miles meet at midfield after the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen and LSU head coach Les Miles meet at midfield after the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) almost gets a hand on the ball to block a field goal attempt by Mississippi State kicker Devon Bell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) loses the handle on the ball after intercepting a pass, for a moment, before grabbing it and continuing his 40 yard return to the Mississippi State 5-yard line, with 14:24 to play in the fourth quarter. Mississippi State offensive linesman Blaine Clausell (75) flies through the air in pursuit.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cheerleaders sing the alma mater with the football players after the win

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- On a fourth down and two yards to go, LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) pulls in this Zach Mettenberger pass for a 26 yard reception and first down, in the third quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) gives his game gloves to a young LSU fan after the win.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) smothers Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson (34) for the stop.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU fullback J.C. Copeland (44) lays on the playing field after being injured on the play as LSU offensive lineman Trai Turner (56) and LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) look after him.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen talks with his players during a time out during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) runs through the line as Mississippi State linebacker Deontae Skinner (11) tries to make the stop.

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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 over Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles signals his player.

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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 defensive back Kendrick Market (26) and Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) defend.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) blocks this third down pass by Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15), forcing a State field goal with 12:01 in the third quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26), LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18) and LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31) chase down Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins (27) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) breaks up the pass play to Mississippi State tight end Malcolm Johnson.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger throws a pass Saturday in a 59-26 win over Mississippi State. Mettenberger was 25-for-29 for 340 yards and two touchdowns and was named Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG --LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow sacks Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) and LSU linebacker Lamar Louis (23) pursue Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State wide receiver Brandon Holloway is brought down by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow as D.J. Welter closes in.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) returns his interception, pursued by Mississippi State tight end Malcolm Johnson (6) during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks on the sideline, during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger throws during the second half of Saturday's game in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) runs the ball as Mississippi State defensive lineman Preston Smith (91) and Mississippi State linebacker Deontae Skinner (11) defend during the first half in Starkville, Miss..

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) pulls in a pass for a first down as Mississippi State defensive back Cedric Jiles (13) defends during the first half in Starkville, Miss..

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) takes off for the end zone during the first half in Starkville, Miss..

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Seth Fruge (48) holds, as LSU place kicker Colby Delahoussaye (42) kicks a 29-yard field goal with 4:33 in the third quarter, in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue and Jeremy Hill (33) celebrate Blue's touchdown run during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) pulls down a reception, as Mississippi State defensive back Deontay Evans (24) moves in, during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) chases Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles lines up his players for the run onto the field for the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker James Hairston (30) kicks off during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles and players celebrate by singing the alma mater, after the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26 over Mississippi State.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles and players celebrate by singing the alma mater, after the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26 over Mississippi State.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) backs away from center, before calling a time out, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, LSU fullback Connor Neighbors (43), cornerback Jalen Mills (28), wide receiver James Wright (82), defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) and quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) walk out for the coin flip, before the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (18), LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94), LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) and LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31), during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles cues up his players for the run onto the field for the first half in Starkville, Miss. Included are LSU tight end DeSean Smith (89), running back Alfred Blue (4) and linebacker Deion Jones (45)

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) catches a pass over Mississippi State defensive back Kendrick Market (26) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) is congratulated by, left to right, fan Nick Rayburn of Pineville, and Broderick Taylor, father of LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander, after the Tigers' 59-26 win in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is brought down by LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) as LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) closes in during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) stops Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4) after a reception during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State defensive back Cedric Jiles (13) pursues LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) on a long scamper during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) breaks to the outside on his 33-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8), with 14:50 in the fourth quarter, in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26. Mississippi State linebacker Matthew Wells (22) is at left.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) busts through a hole in the Mississippi State line for a touchdown run during the second half in Starkville, Miss., as LSU offensive lineman Trai Turner (56) blocks a State defender. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) and LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) walk off the field happy, after the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Alfred Blue (4) hurtles into the end zone on his 17-yard rushing touchdown, despite the efforts of Mississippi State's Jamerson Love (5), Nickoe Whitley (1) and Kendrick Market (26), during the second half in Starkville, Miss. LSU won 59-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamar Louis (23) is congratulated by LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander (25), after Louis recovered a fumble by Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell at the State 25-yard line, with 5:29 left in the fourth quarter in Starkville, Miss. LSU running back Kenny Hilliard scored a rushing touchdown on the ensuing drive, in LSU's 59-26 win.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) gets congratulated by LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) after a rushing touchdown, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive guard Vadal Alexander (78) blocks for LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33), as LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) takes off from the line of scrimmage, during the first half in Starkville, Miss. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is background.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Kenny Hilliard (27) slips through a hole created by the blocking of LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) on Mississippi State defensive back Dee Arrington (38) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is brought down by LSU defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4) is brought down by LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) after a reception, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Traveling LSU fans in the corner of the end zone, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- End zone construction at Davis Wade Stadium, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Duke Riley (40) gets set for a kickoff, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) gets beaten on a touchdown pass to Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State defensive back Jamerson Love (5) is blocked downfield by LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive line coach Greg Studrawa relays instructions to players on the field, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) separates Mississippi State tight end Malcolm Johnson (6) from the ball, as LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) moves in, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) tries to pass rush past Mississippi State offensive linesman Blaine Clausell (75), as Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) sets up, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) tries to hop out of the outstretched arms of Mississippi State running back Ashton Shumpert (32) on a kickoff return near the end of the first quarter, in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles looks at the scoreboard, during the first half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Louisiana State Police Sgt. Brian Madden, left, escorts LSU coach Les Miles and the team from the locker room to the field for the first half kickoff in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads the team from the locker room to the field for the opening kickoff in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Ronald Martin (26) smothers Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson (34) for the stop during the second half in Starkville, Miss.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) is sacked by LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) as Mississippi State offensive linesman Ben Beckwith (66) tries to help during the first half in Starkville, Miss..