A look at how the Tigers and Bulldogs scored Thursday night in a 19-6 LSU triumph.



First quarter

LSU – Drew Alleman 21 FG, 5:42. DRIVE:  16 plays-77 yards-7:28. KEY PLAYS: Getting the ball for the first time, the Tigers pecked away at the Mississippi State defense behind Spencer Ware and Jarrett Lee’s on-target passing. Lee was 4-of-5 through the air for 41 yards and Ware ran seven times for 29 yards. The big play on the drive was an 18-yard Lee-to-Jarvis Landry strike on a deep slant that got LSU within comfortable range for Alleman. LSU 3, Mississippi State 0


MISSISSIPPI STATE – Derek DePasquale 26 FG, :04. DRIVE:  14-57-5:38. KEY PLAYS: The Bulldogs took a cue from the Tigers and grinded out a long series with Chris Relf mixing in short runs on the read option and short passes (3-for-3 for 26 yards). State converted its first two third downs, one on a 19-yard pass play and the second on a 14-yard Relf draw, before the drive sputtered. LSU 3, Mississippi State 3


Second quarter

LSU – Alleman 42 FG, 1:18. DRIVE:  10-70-4:35. KEY PLAYS: After the teams jockeyed back-and-forth for field position, the Tigers pieced together a long drive from their own 5-yard-line with Lee again the catalyst. He was 5-of-6 passing for 62 yards and triggered the series with a 31-yard hookup with Rueben Randle on the first play. His throws set up the field goal when he connected with James Wright for 11 and Michael Ford for 6 on a swing pass before the drive stalled and Alleman split the uprights. LSU 6, Mississippi State 3


Third quarter

MISSISSIPPI STATE – DePasquale 42 FG, 5:26. DRIVE:  7-25-2:54. KEY PLAYS: When a Tigers drive imploded and gave the Bulldogs the ball at midfield, they didn’t have to generate too much offense to get DePasquale close enough. Good thing, too, because LSU sacked Relf twice to keep the ball from moving forward and his underthrown pass on third-and-11 from the 25 forced the kick. LSU 6, Mississippi State 6


LSU – Alleman 41 FG, 1:46. DRIVE:  9-50-3:40. KEY PLAYS: LSU didn’t let State enjoy the tie for long with another drive featuring a good mixture of runs and passes. Ford ran three times for 20 yards and Lee peppered the Bulldogs for three straight completions to Odell Beckham Jr. and Randle for 22 yards to move the ball inside the 30. Randle dropped a third-down pass that would’ve likely netted a first down, but Alleman trotted out and drilled his second kick from outside of 40 yards to make sure the Tigers didn’t trail for long. LSU 9, Mississippi State 6


Fourth quarter

LSU – Randle 19 pass from Lee (Alleman kick), 11:56. DRIVE:  7-80-3:04. KEY PLAYS: The Tigers kicked off another series with a Lee-to-Randle deep pass for 24 yard and that seemed to get the entire offense in a rhythm. Lee hit Beckham on three straight plays for 34 yards before Ware sliced through State for 13 yards on two carries. The TD was a perfect post-corner route and an on-the-money throw. LSU 16, Mississippi State 6


LSU – Alleman 29 FG, 2:53. DRIVE: 4-7-2:12. KEY PLAYS: With the Bulldogs in desperation mode, LSU’s Ryan Baker and Bennie Logan dumped backup quarterback Tyler Russell for a sack and Mo Claiborne came up with his second interception of the night. The Tigers got the ball at the 19 after Claiborne’s short return and Alleman applied the finishish touch with his fourth field goal. LSU 19, Mississippi State 6


Final score:  LSU 19, Miss. State 6

Records: No. 2 LSU 2-0, 1-0 SEC;  Mississippi State 1-2, 0-2

Attendance:  56,924

Up next: The Tigers head east for a road game at West Virginia a week from Saturday. A kickoff time is still to be determined.

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