LSU became the first defending national champion to lose its season opener in more than two decades Saturday, and coach Ed Orgeron said the responsibility rests with him to turn things around heading into this weekend's game against Vanderbilt. The Tigers, who entered Saturday's game ranked sixth in the country, lost at home to unranked Mississippi State, 44-34. "It's my job to fix it," Orgeron told reporters on Monday.
LSU will play its first night game of the season when it hosts Missouri in Week 3. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. CT on Oct. 10, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday.
Mississippi State soars while Oklahoma and LSU plummets in the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank 1-126, which now adds in teams from the Pac-12, Mountain West and MAC to bring the ranking to include almost the entire Bowl Subdivision. The Sooners are down 15 to No. after losing to No.