LSU survives Starkville, tops Mississippi State 21-19
Starkville, MS - A 52-yard field goal attempt by Devon Bell fell short as time expired, and the LSU Tigers beat Mississippi State 21-19 for their first win of the 2015 season.
Leonard Fournette scored all 3 touchdowns for the Tigers, as took a 1 yard direct snap and dove in for a score to make it 7-0, then added a 26 yard touchdown later in the first.
In the 3rd quarter, Fournette added a 3rd score as he took a pitch 19 yards to add to the Tigers lead. In the process, Fournette earned his 6th career 100-yard game and finished with a career-high 159 yards.
The Bulldogs rallied in the 4th quarter, scoring 13 points in the final frame, but LSU made a final stand when they needed it, and a late penalty helped as well.
With the Bulldogs looking at a 47 yard field goal with :03 left, the Bulldogs drew a delay of game penalty, pushing the attempt back to 52.
Dak Prescott, the Bulldogs quarterback who torched the Tigers last year, was held to -19 rushing yards.
The Tigers and Bulldogs had played each other 108 times before, but this was just the 2nd time that both teams came in as ranked opponents.
LSU (1-0) will host Auburn (2-0) next week in Tiger Stadium.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Missing pastor identified as victim in gruesome double murder in Covington
Off-ramp blocked as crews assist semi-trailer crashed through barricade
Mom trying to protect special needs daughter arrested after sending listening device...
Homeowner feels stuck after buying house plagued by flooding, says he wasn't...
As 2022 ends, still no visible progress on Comite and Amite river...
Southeastern hosting Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs Saturday
Fans' Choice Award Winner: U-High's Keylan Moses
Southeastern running back Derrick Graham has a deep passion for rodeo
Southeastern to face Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs
The Black and Gold Report: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams