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.