Saturday night's heartbreaking 21-17 loss to Alabama essentially ended LSU's hopes of repeating as SEC champions, but Les Miles' crew still is fighting for bowl position.
For the first time all season, Tiger quarterback Zach Mettenberger looked like a functional SEC cornerback—and he did it against the stout Crimson Tide defense. LSU fans better hope that was the start of a trend, because Johnthan Banks, Darius Slay and the Mississippi State defense will be there to make him pay if he reverts back to the sloppy play that plagued him earlier this season.
Will LSU get back on the winning track, or is Mississippi State going to spring the upset and take that next step as a program? B/R contributor Marc Kohn and SEC Lead Writer Barrett Sallee preview the matchup in this edition of "The Program."