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Five Players to Watch: LSU vs Mississippi State

Tiger Blitz breaks down Mississippi State's five players to watch ahead of LSU's SEC opener against the Bulldogs.

QB Nick Fitzgerald

Against South Carolina, Nick Fitzgerald did his best Dak Prescott impression.

The newly named starting quarterback for the Bulldogs shredded the Gamecocks defense for 373 yards en route to a 27-14 win. While Fitzgerald isn’t as big or strong as Prescott, he’s shifty quarterback and presents a run-pass option that the LSU defense struggled with against Jacksonville State. 

WR Fred Ross

Wide receiver Fred Ross is the No. 1 target for Mississippi State.

Ross, who was on the preseason Biletnikoff watch list, leads the team in receptions, with 11 through just two games.The senior wideout gave LSU fits last season grabbing nine passes for 66 yards in a 34-29 defeat.

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DE A.J. Jefferson

Les Miles called A.J. Jefferson one of the best defensive ends in the country and could be a name LSU offensive lineman will want to forget, come Saturday.

Jefferson is one of the best defensive ends in the Southeastern conference and has already racked up three sacks this season.

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LB Richie Brown

Linebacker Richie Brown is one of the leaders on the Bulldogs defense.

The 6-foot-2 linebacker is tied for the team lead in tackles, with 16 on a solid Mississippi State defensive team. 

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S Brandon Bryant

Brandon Bryant is one of the fastest players on the Mississippi State defense.

He could give LSU wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural fits with his 4.24 speed and ball hawking ability, as he’s forced four turnovers in his freshman season.

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