I started college at Mississippi State in the fall of 1992. In the 25 years since then, I could count the number of times we’ve beaten LSU in football on two fingers. Put another way, since the fall of 1992, we were a whopping 2-23 against LSU.
And many of those games weren’t close. There was the 51-0 beatdown they gave us in 2004 and the 45-0 thrashing a few years later in 2007. In fact, from 2001-2007, LSU outscored State 295-43. That’s not a typo. It’s an average result of 42-6. LSU averaged almost as many points as we scored cumulatively in those seven games.
I mean, we even beat Alabama six times over that 25-year span¹. But wins against LSU were essentially unheard of. Between 1992 and 2016, the only times that State was able to get past the Tigers were a 17-16 victory in 1999 and a Dak Prescott-led 34-29 triumph in 2014².
But, thanks to Saturday, we can add another win to the column. And it was beatdown the other way. Not quite as bad of one as 51-0 but State pretty much dominated all aspects of the game.
It was great.
Here are a few articles about the game for your reading pleasure:
- Mississippi State dominated LSU physically and mentally, and the Tigers self-destructed
- Tigers can’t ‘set the edge’ vs. Mississippi State; Arden Key neutralized
- Mississippi State 37, LSU 7: Five things we learned in Bulldog beatdown
- LSU shows familiar lifeless offense in blowout loss at Mississippi State
And, in case you didn’t see it or in case you want to relive how great it was, enjoy the following highlights.
We don’t get many wins against LSU. I’m going to enjoy the hell out of this one.
1 – Four of those wins against Bama came during a five-year span from 1996-2000. I.e., pre-Saban. But, still.
2 – And in that 2014 game, we had to pick off a hail mary attempt at the goal line as time expired to seal the win.