Tigers Comeback Falls Short As Mississippi State Upsets LSU
Falling behind to an SEC team proved to be a lot different than falling behind Wisconsin. The Tigers comeback fell short this time as Mississippi State dealt the Tigers a tough Death Valley loss last night 34-29.
Mississippi State had taken a 34-10 lead by early in the fourth quarter. Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott used his feet to open the passing lanes and to run the football. He had the LSU defense on their heels most of the game.Prescott ended up with 105 yards rushing and 268 in the air. The Bulldogs quarterback burned the LSU defense more than once by running towards the line of scrimmage andcausing LSU's defensive backs to come in to stop the run. That left passing targets wide open down the field and Prescott did not miss them. LSU's offense only really came to life after Les Miles benched Anthony Jennings ( 13-of-26 passing for 157) and put in Brandon Harris. Harris had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and may have had another for the win if the Tigers had not run out of time. The game ended on an LSU Hail Mary that was intercepted in the Bulldog end zone as time expired.Harris was 6-of-9 passing for 140 yards and the two touchdown passes while basically running a two minute drill the whole time he was out there.
Did LSU overlook the Bulldogs? Is there a new starting quarterback at LSU? Will a loss to an unranked opponent drop LSU from the top 20? Is losing one game in this conference enough to knock you out of the conference championship? The only thing that is certain is that there are a lot of unanswered questions after last nights Bulldog upset of the Tigers.