Thursday September 18th, 2014

 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers

After two consecutive shutout wins, the No. 8 LSU Tigers (3-0) host the unbeaten Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-0) at Death Valley. This will be the first game in Southeastern Conference play for both teams. The Tigers went 9-3 last season, closing out the year with a New Year's Day victory over Iowa in the Outback Bowl. The Bulldogs notched a 6-6 record last year, finishing their season with a New Year's Eve win against Rice in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN

Radio: For a list of LSU affiliates, click here. For a list of Mississippi State affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

LSU facts

The Tigers and Bulldogs meet for the 108th time on Saturday night. LSU leads the all-time series, 71-33-3. It will be the first meeting since 1919 in which both teams enter with an unbeaten record this far into the season.

Head coach Les Miles has led the Tigers to a 43-3 record under the lights in Death Valley.

LSU has not allowed a point in nine quarters.

For the first time since 1985, LSU has tallied back-to-back shutouts.

Saturday will mark the 70th straight game for LSU as a member of the Top 25. 

Mississippi State facts

The Mississippi State offense has recorded more than 500 yards of total offense in all three games this season. The offense has scored 131 points through the first three games.

Mississippi State is 3-0 to start a season for just the second time under Dan Mullen.

The Bulldogs lead the SEC and are second nationally in redzone defense, allowing two scores in six trips.

During Mississippi State's current six-game winning streak, the team is outscoring opponents 216-71.

Bulldogs senior defensive lineman Preston Smith has won SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week in back-to-back weeks. Smith has two interceptions, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and a touchdown this season. He also leads the nation with two blocked kicks.

- Josh Sanchez

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