Redemption week has arrived for the LSU Tigers

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We all know the story, the LSU Tigers suffered an embarrassing loss last season as they opened the season. The defending national champions fell to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a fashion that many want to forget.

For the team, it isn’t about redemption or getting revenge but going 1-0 in SEC play. The storylines are really for the media and the fans, the team wants to focus on winning the game and setting themselves up for a run at the SEC West title.

Both teams coming in with identical 2-1 records, although a mistake by the officiating crew might have cost them a game against Memphis. After escaping with a one-point victory over Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs knocked off North Carolina State 24-10 before Saturday’s letdown.

These two teams are very similar in that they are the two worst rushing teams in the SEC through three weeks. LSU has accumulated 257 yards in that span, while Mississippi State has just 136 yards. The only two schools in the conference with less than 3.5 yards per attempt. They combine for five rushing touchdowns

They both have to win through the air. Mike Leach’s Air Raid attack leads the conference with 361 passing yards per game. LSU comes in at No. 4 with 303.3 yards passing per game. The Tigers lead the SEC with 11 touchdowns through the air. The passing defenses will be tested in this game, could be see another high-scoring affair?

It is likely with the Bulldogs ranked dead last in the conference as they have allowed 243.3 yards passing per game with five touchdowns through the air. LSU is dead last with six touchdowns allowed. Get your popcorn ready this week. these two teams could be lighting up the scoreboard.