One major storyline to observe against Mississippi State

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There are plenty of notable storylines to observe in the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The road team is looking to return the favor to an embarrassment from a season ago. The Bulldogs came into Death Valley and racked up 44 points and over 600 yards of offense. Can Ed Orgeron and company return the favor?

The major storyline to observe is how can the LSU football team build on the last two victories at home as they try for the first road win of the season. They opened out in Los Angeles but fell to UCLA 38-27. Following that loss, the team outscored their opposition at Tiger Stadium 83-28. With a bevy of top opponents on the schedule, can the team get a much-needed win on Saturday?

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LSU’s resounding 49-21 win over a tricky Central Michigan team was a good step forward. But with games against Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Alabama on the near horizon, a loss to Mississippi State could trigger quite a slide for the Tigers. – Bill Connelly, ESPN

To do so the Tigers will have to do it without two of their better defenders in all likelihood. The team lost Andre Anthony for the season due to a knee injury suffered against Central Michigan. This week in practice top cornerback Derek Stingley Jr re-injured his “camp” injury and is very questionable against Mississippi State.

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The does get Jay Ward back and he will likely slide over to cornerback along with Dwight McGlothern who just returned to the team last week. They will be tested along with Eli Rick in slowing down the SEC’s top passing attack. To neutralize the offense the nation’s top pass-rushing unit will need to continue their dominance against an offensive line that allows two sacks per game.

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BJ Ojulari and the defense will have a challenge in getting to Will Rogers but this unit has shown to be an attacking unit in three games.