November 10, 2012

Bulldogs fight, still fall short

BATON ROUGE, La., - Following back-to-back losses, No. 22 Mississippi State put up a fight Saturday night.

But for the Bulldogs the result would be the same.

Ninth-ranked LSU turned a three-point game early in the third quarter into a 37-17 rout bouncing back from a loss of its own last week. The Tigers turned two MSU turnovers into 14 points improving to 8-2 on the year and 4-2 inside the SEC.

"There are little errors you can see along the way and little mistakes we made that we have to get corrected to continue to move forward in the right direction and then put ourselves in the position to win these types of games," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "When you're going to play a team that's in the Top 10, you cannot make those mistakes on the road and expect to win football games. Some of the mistakes were critical errors tonight and those types of things don't get it done."

LSU totaled 392 yards of offense on the night including 273 through the air and 119 on the ground.

"The question was whether this football team would come to play after playing an emotional game a week ago," said LSU head coach Les Miles. "There is not any question that they were. There is a fundamental feeling in this stadium and in our football building that we are just catching speed. We are just getting the pace that we need."

Zach Mettenberger continued to build off his solid performance against Alabama with a 19-of-30 outing against the Bulldogs for 273 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

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