Mississippi State routs No. 12 LSU 37-7

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

Nick Fitzgerald accounted for four touchdowns as Mississippi State stunned No. 12 LSU 37-7 Saturday night in Starkville. The Tigers were also sloppy - two touchdown plays were negated because of penalties.

This marks just the second time in the last nine years the Tigers have lost to the Bulldogs and the first time they've lost as a ranked team since 1984. The junior passed for 180 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 88 with two more scores. Aeris Williams had a superb game running the ball as well (23 carries for 146 yards), while Keith Mixon chipped in with six receptions for 97 yards and a score. Darrel Williams had five rushes for 29 yards and LSU's only touchdown.

College GameDay analyst Lee Corso said earlier in the week that his big "upset" pick for this Saturday was Mississippi State over LSU. Derrius Guice had 76 yards rushing. I covered him a good bit at West Point High School and saw him seem to get stronger the more carries he got as the game went on.

Mississippi State: It's a huge win for the Bulldogs, who now have a very interesting road game against Georgia next weekend. After running through Charleston Southern 49-0 in its first game, Mississippi State then crushed Louisiana Tech 57-21.

The 6-foot-6 Key came into the game at about 265 pounds, according to LSU coach Ed Orgeron, and rotated with freshman K'Lavon Chaisson.

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