LSU expects Miss. St. to be toughest matchup yet
BATON ROUGE - The eighth-ranked LSU Tigers are bracing for what they expect to be their stiffest challenge yet when unbeaten Mississippi State visits Tiger Stadium this weekend.
LSU has allowed opposing quarterbacks just a 40 percent completion rate for 94 yards per game. But the Bulldogs have scored at least 35 points in three season-opening victories.
Of particular concern to LSU is dynamic Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott, a northwest Louisiana native who played at Haughton High School. Prescott has completed 60 percent of his passes for nearly 700 yards and nine touchdowns.
LSU coach Les Miles says Prescott "is as good a player as there is at his position" in the Southeastern Conference, not just because of the way he throws but because of how effective he is as a scrambler.