Boxscore
Louisiana State 37, Mississippi State 17
Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Tiger Stadium
Attendance - 92831

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Mississippi State 7 3 7 0 17
Louisiana State 3 17 10 7 37

Recap

No. 9 LSU 37, No. 23 Mississippi State 17: Zach Mettenberger passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns and the Tigers turned in another strong defensive effort to beat the visiting Bulldogs. 

Jarvis Landry had nine receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown for LSU, which has won 13 straight meetings and 20 of the past 21 against Mississippi State. Mettenberger was 19-of-30 and threw both touchdown passes in the second quarter, putting LSU ahead for good with a 19-yard strike to Landry and making it 20-10 at halftime with a 20-yard toss to Spencer Ware 13 seconds before the intermission.

Facing a fifth consecutive Top 25 opponent for the first time in school history, the Tigers (8-2, 4-2 SEC) held Mississippi State to 351 total yards - 47 on the ground - and forced two turnovers. 

Any hope Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3) had of a comeback disappeared when Craig Loston intercepted a Tyler Russell pass at the goal line and raced 100 yards for a touchdown with 1:13 left. The miscue ended a solid night for Russell, who was 26-of-38 for 295 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Chad Bumphis caught nine passes for 140 yards and a score for the Bulldogs, who have lost three straight - all to teams ranked in the top 15 - after starting the season with seven consecutive wins. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: LSU improved to 19-1 under coach Les Miles in games following a loss. The Tigers have dropped back-to-back games in the regular season only twice since the start of the 2001 season. … Russell's touchdown pass to Bumphis in the third quarter was his 17th of the season, breaking Derrick Taite's school record set in 1995. … LSU improved to 57-4 under Les Miles when scoring 30 or more points, including 29 consecutive wins. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:41
Mississippi State   TD  Louisiana State 0 - Mississippi State 7
1st Quarter - 0:11
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 3 - Mississippi State 7
2nd Quarter - 7:59
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 6 - Mississippi State 7
2nd Quarter - 5:31
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 13 - Mississippi State 7
2nd Quarter - 0:48
Mississippi State   FG  Louisiana State 13 - Mississippi State 10
2nd Quarter - 0:13
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 20 - Mississippi State 10
3rd Quarter - 12:52
Mississippi State   TD  Louisiana State 20 - Mississippi State 17
3rd Quarter - 8:29
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 23 - Mississippi State 17
3rd Quarter - 0:11
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 30 - Mississippi State 17
4th Quarter - 1:13
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 37 - Mississippi State 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Mississippi State Louisiana State
W/L 7 - 3 - 0 8 - 2 - 0
Conference 3 - 3 - 0 4 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Mississippi State Louisiana State
Score 17 37
First Downs 21 22
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-10
30%
9-for-15
60%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 351 392
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 24-47 38-119
Average/Rush 2.0 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 27-39 19-30
Passing Yards 304 273
Average/Pass Play 7.4 8.8
Penalties-Yards 4-20 2-20
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 27:50 32:10

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 26/38 295 1 1
D. Prescott 1/1 9 1 0
Louisiana State (8 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 19/30 273 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
N. Griffin 11 38 3.5 0
J. Robinson 5 17 3.4 0
T. Russell 5 4 0.8 0
D. Prescott 1 3 3.0 0
D. Milton 1 -14 -14.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hill 15 48 3.2 0
R. Shepard 8 33 4.1 0
K. Hilliard 5 29 5.8 0
S. Ware 5 13 2.6 0
M. Ford 1 5 5.0 0
J. Copeland 2 1 0.5 1
Z. Mettenberger 2 -10 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Bumphis 9 140 15.6 1
C. Smith 7 56 8.0 0
A. Clark 4 43 10.8 0
M. Johnson 2 40 20.0 0
R. Johnson 1 14 14.0 0
M. Green 1 9 9.0 1
A. Marcus 1 4 4.0 0
J. Robinson 1 2 2.0 0
N. Griffin 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Landry 9 109 12.1 1
O. Beckham Jr. 4 55 13.8 0
J. Wright 1 36 36.0 0
S. Ware 2 32 16.0 1
M. Ford 1 27 27.0 0
K. Boone 2 14 7.0 0
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