For the first quarter of play in Tiger Stadium Saturday night, it looked like LSU was suffering from a serious post-Alabama hangover.
Mississippi State came into Death Valley at night and put the first points on the board, becoming just the second team this season to score a touchdown on its first drive of the game against LSU.
The Tigers answered back with consecutive field goal drives, as the MSU defense held strong in the red zone.
Then, quarterback Zach Mettenberger and receiver Jarvis Landry caught fire, giving LSU the lead. MSU came back within three points twice, but the Tigers never would surrender that lead.
In the fourth quarter, two sacks and one interception in the end zone by the LSU defense sealed the victory as the Tigers jumped to 8-2 overall and No. 3 in the SEC West at 4-2 in conference play.
Let's take a closer look at the LSU win and see if we can't expand our knowledge on the 2012 Tigers.