What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said after Mississippi State loss
LSU coach Ed Orgeron addressed the media following the No. 12 Tigers’ humbling 37-7 loss at Mississippi State on Saturday night. See the video below for his postgame comments.
The Tigers (2-1, 0-1 SEC) were roundly outperformed in every aspect of the game.
LSU compiled 270 yards in total offense but allowed 465 yards of offense to the Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0). The Tigers had the ball for only 24:06, while Mississippi State enjoyed 35:54 time of possession. LSU didn’t commit any turnovers but recorded only 13 first downs.
Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald dissected the Tigers defense with his legs and his arm. Fitzgerald threw for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15-of-23 passing and also rushed for 88 yards and 2 touchdowns.
LSU’s star running back, Derrius Guice, rushed for 76 yards on 15 carries. He was overshadowed by Mississippi State’s Aeris Williams, who ran for 146 yards on 23 carries.
Arden Key, LSU’s standout pass-rusher, recorded three tackles and combined on a sack in his first game of the 2017 after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
Tellingly, the Tigers incurred 111 yards in penalties and had two players ejected for targeting.