College Football Week 11: #22 Mississippi State at #9 LSU
|Why is Dan Mullen’s team still ranked? MSU is 7-2 but their wins have come against teams with a combined record of 24-40 and their three SEC wins have come against teams that are 0-18 in the SEC.||Coaching||The Mad Hatter’s gambles last week didn’t pay off, but LSU still looked like it was going to upset No. 1 Alabama. LSU came up short and is now just trying to play itself into a better bowl.|
|The last two weeks, against quality opponents, the Bulldogs’ offense has stalled. It’s hard to imagine it will get back on track against a defense as good as LSU’s. MSU went 2-12 on third and fourth down last week.||Offense||For a while, it looked like Saturday was going to be Zach Mettenberger’s coming-out party. And in a way, it still was. At the very least it should be a confidence booster as LSU posted 435 yards against a terrific Alabama defense.|
|The Bulldogs were absolutely shredded by Texas A&M last week to the tune of 693 yards, with almost an even split between passing and rushing yards.||Defense||The Tigers were awesome against a balanced ’Bama attack—until the final five plays. LSU ranks third in yards per play allowed.|
|MSU has had good punting this season but that’s about it on the special teams front.||Special Teams||It wasn’t a good special teams showing for LSU last week, which failed to recover an onside kick and its fake field goal attempt was stoned. Kicker Drew Aleman also missed two field goals.|
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