December 10, 2023
KJ Costello drops back to pass against LSU.

Mississippi St. Bulldogs play against the LSU Tigers during a game in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 26, 2020. (Photo by: Chris Parent / LSU Athletics)

The Mike Leach era started off better than most expected. The upset-minded Bulldogs arrived in Baton Rouge unafraid of the defending National Champions. Mike Leach loves pirates. His Bulldogs pillaged and plundered all over the LSU Tigers defense today and made the Tigers Walk the Plank. KJ Costello had a sizzling debut throwing for 623 yards and 5 touchdowns, breaking Dak Prescott’s single-game passing record. The Bulldogs took advantage of the absence of Derek Stingley Jr. to spread the ball around to several receivers. The Bulldogs had three 100 yard receivers on the day. Kylin Hill 158 Yards 1 TD, Osirus Mitchell 183 Yards 2 TDs, and Javonta Payton 122 yards, feasted on the LSU secondary. The defense did just enough to stymie the Tigers offense.

The Bulldogs sacked Brennan seven times and picked him off twice to help to secure the victory for the Bulldogs. Shawn Preston led the Bulldogs with 11 tackles followed by Aaron Brule and Erroll Thompson with 10 and a sack each. Esaias Furdge and Emmanuel Forbes each had 1 interception. The Mad Passing Coach has passed his first test, leaving Baton Rouge with a huge signature win in his first game. For anyone that has any questions if the Air Raid will work in the SEC, just ask LSU.

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