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LSU linebacker Arden Key (49) will make his season debut Saturday versus Mississippi State.

LSU-Mississippi State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 3 (09/16/2017)

Nick Suss

LSU and Mississippi State play in their SEC opener Saturday from Davis Wade Stadium. Find the game time, TV channel and more watch online info below.

No. 12 LSU (2-0) won its first two games of the season by defeating BYU 27-0 and Chattanooga 45-10. But in Mississippi State (2-0), LSU faces its toughest task yet. The Bulldogs have the top scoring offense in the SEC, averaging 53.0 points per game, and have only allowed two touchdowns all season.

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But for every bit of praise you can give to Mississippi State, LSU deserves just as much. Through two games, the Tigers have the nation’s best rushing defense, allowing 31.5 yards per game, and have rushed for an SEC most seven touchdowns. Quarterback Danny Etling has also been impressive, completing 71 percent of his passes for 398 yards and a touchdown.

On top of this, LSU will return preseason All-America outside linebacker Arden Key Saturday after Key missed the Tigers’ first two games rehabbing from his offseason shoulder surgery. In 2016, Key set LSU’s single-season sack record with 12 sacks.

Here’s all the information you need to know about the game Saturday night:

LSU-Mississippi State game time, details

Who: No. 12 LSU (2-0) at Mississippi State (2-0)

Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Miss.

When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 6:05 p.m. CT

What TV channel will LSU-Mississippi State be on?

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will commentate the game for ESPN.

How can I stream LSU-Mississippi State online?

A stream of the game will be available online by accessing WatchESPN. Mobile users can stream the game on their wireless enabled devices by using the Watch ESPN App. Both WatchESPN and the Watch ESPN App require a cable or satellite subscription to log in.

How can I listen to LSU-Mississippi State on the radio?

A radio broadcast of the game will be accessible through the LSU Sports Radio Network. Baton Rouge residents will be able to listen to the game on 98.1 FM Baton Rouge. Internet users can find the radio feed featuring Chris Blair, Doug Moreau and Gordy Rush through LSUsports.net/live.

How else can I follow LSU football Saturday night?

You can follow live stats online through ESPN.com or through LSUstats.com. Twitter users can get up-to-the-minute updates by following @LSUfootball, or by following SEC Country’s beat writers at Davis Wade Stadium at @bigahickey and @nicksuss.

Projected starting lineup: Offense

QB: Danny Etling

RB: Derrius Guice

WR: D.J. Chark

WR: Russell Gage

WR: Derrick Dillon

TE: Foster Moreau

H-back: J.D. Moore

LT: K.J. Malone

LG: Garrett Brumfield

C: Will Clapp

RG: Ed Ingram

RT: Toby Weathersby

Projected starting lineup: Defense and special teams

DE: Christian LaCouture

NT: Greg Gilmore

DE: Glen Logan

OLB: Arden Key

ILB: Donnie Alexander

ILB: Duke Riley

OLB: Corey Thompson

CB: Donte Jackson

FS: Grant Delpit

SS: John Battle

CB: Greedy Williams

NB: Kary Vincent Jr.

PK: Jack Gonsoulin

P: Josh Growden

LS: Blake Ferguson

KR: Clyde Edwards-Helaire

PR: D.J. Chark

KS: Cameron Gamble