STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the 107th time in the history of the schools, Mississippi State prepares to battle LSU on the gridiron this Saturday under the lights at Davis Wade Stadium.
Kickoff for the primetime SEC West clash is set for 6:06 p.m. CT on ESPN, with Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen providing play-by-play duties. Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt, and John Correro will provide the game’s radio call on the Mississippi State Radio Network and through satellite radio on Sirius/XM channel 85.
|GENERAL GAME INFO
When: Saturday, Oct. 5 - 6 p.m.
Where: Starkville, MS
Facility: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
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West Side-Maroon; East Side-White
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Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
In-Stadium Radio Frequency: 100.9 or 107.9
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Gates to the stadium will open at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to attend the Dawg Walk in The Junction, which also starts at 3:45 p.m. The C Spire Wireless Fan Zone will be open across from The Junction from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fans sitting on the West side are asked to wear maroon, while fans sitting on the East side and in the end zone are asked to wear white. MSU players will also be wearing pink access for Breast Cancer Awareness, while John Bond will be serving as the RJ Young Honorary Captain.
Following a bye week, the Bulldogs hope to continue their success from two weeks ago as they routed Troy 62-7. Quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Jameon Lewis became the first teammates in SEC history to rush for, pass for, and receive touchdowns in a single game as MSU scored its most points since scoring 66 against Tulane in 1994. Mississippi State recorded 35 points in the second quarter, the most points in a single quarter in the modern era.
No. 10 LSU looks to bounce back after a 44-41 loss in a thriller at Georgia. The Tigers are led by senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger, whose 13 touchdown passes through five game already surpasses his total through 13 games last season.
Every possession will be important for both teams on Saturday, as both offenses have been almost unstoppable in recent weeks. The Bulldog are averaging 507 yards of total offense in the last three games, while LSU has amassed 400 yards and 30 points in each of its first five games for the first time in school history.
Mississippi State looks to continue its stellar first half play at home, as the Bulldogs are outscoring opponents 82-7 in the opening half of games at Davis Wade Stadium.
Similarly, both teams have excelled on the defensive side of the ball as well. MSU ranks second in the SEC in total defense and leads the conference in turnover margin, while the Tigers rank fifth in total defense.
After Saturday’s pivotal contest, the Bulldogs will host Bowling Green on Oct. 12 in a 6:30 p.m. Homecoming showdown on FSN.