Reignited: LSU’s QB battle is back on

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) eludes the grasp of Mississippi State defensive lineman A.J. Jefferson (47) during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU lost 34-29.

LSU’s quarterback battle has reignited – at least that’s what it seems. Freshman Brandon Harris deserves more playing time after his performance late in the win over Mississippi State, coach Les Miles said Monday during his weekly press conference. “He earned some more playing time without question, and he earned some more consideration at quarterback,” Miles… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles defends offensive line and says Brandon Harris deserves more playing time

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles leads his team onto the field for the game against Mississippi State.

Les Miles defended his offensive line and said freshman quarterback Brandon Harris earned more playing time with his play in the loss against Mississippi State. In his weekly meeting with reporters on Monday, Miles discussed and was asked, at length, about the Tigers’ 34-29 loss to the Bulldogs. He touched on other notes, too.… Continue reading →

LSU notebook: Tigers had no answers for State’s Dak Prescott

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) rolls out past LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and defensive end Jermauria Rasco (59) on a play where he threw a touchdown pass to a very  wide open Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4), during the second half the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU made a late comeback after State rolled to a big lead,  but fell short 34-29.

Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott made a statement Saturday night — both on the field and in the press room after the game. In a contest when he completed 15 of 24 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards and a score, Prescott seemingly had the perfect play called for every… Continue reading →

Rabalais: State’s cowbells don’t have to be LSU’s death knell, but there’s reason to worry

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Dejected LSU fans sit in the stadium after the game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU lost 34-29.

A generation of Mississippi State fans grew up to know nothing but frustration when it came to their visits to Tiger Stadium. They came. They ate well. They lost. Again and again and again, every year since 1991. Cowbells turned to rust waiting to be rung in victory in Baton Rouge. Saturday night, they rang out again… Continue reading →

Louisiana natives Josh Robinson, Dak Prescott spark Bulldogs’ romp

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) spins past LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45), advancing near the LSU goal line before a State field goal in the first half,

The only man in the world who knew of the storm brewing was Mississippi State junior running back Josh Robinson. During the week leading up to the Bulldogs’ Sept. 6 matchup against Alabama-Birmingham, Robinson uttered a phrase to the local media that didn’t hold any weight until three weeks later. “I’ve got something for you.”… Continue reading →

LSU notebook: Offensive line gets shuffled

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) rolls out looking for a receiver against Mississippi State, with blocking from LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65), during the second half the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU made a late comeback after State rolled to a big lead,  but fell short 34-29.

The rumblings that LSU’s starting offensive line may differ from the past few weeks were true after all. Sophomore Ethan Pocic started at right guard in place of Hoko Fanaika, a senior who won the right guard spot over Evan Washington during preseason camp. Pocic started at center for the… Continue reading →

Up next for LSU

New Mexico State at LSU When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Tiger Stadium TV: SEC Network Radio: WDGL-FM 98.1 (Baton Rouge); WWL-AM 870 and WWL-FM 105.3 (New Orleans); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette) Scouting report The Aggies will be… Continue reading →

Lobos nip NMSU 38-35

New Mexico State running back Joseph Matthews was brought down by New Mexico's SaQwan Edwards during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Victor Calzada)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Lamar Jordan’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Reece White with 27 seconds left lifted New Mexico over New Mexico State, 38-35, Saturday night. The short scoring pass completed a six-play, 45 yard drive that featured a pass interference call against Lewis Hill, setting up a first-and-goal from the 8. New Mexico… Continue reading →

Postgame: LSU 34, Mississippi State 29

LSU cornerback Dwayne Thomas (13) recovers a fumble after a bad snap over the head of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Mississippi State won 34-29. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Mississippi State got to feel what it’s like to step into LSU’s shoes. The Bulldogs bludgeoned the Tigers. State coach Dan Mullen and his crew flipped the roles in this one-sided series on Saturday night in a 34-29 win over No. 8 LSU, unleashing two decade’s worth of frustration in front of a stunned capacity crowd… Continue reading →

Mississippi State 34, LSU 29: Three and out

Associated Press photo by GERALD HERBERT -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates his 56-yard touchdown run with wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson (1) in the second half Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

1. What we learned LSU isn’t really a top-10 team. Mississippi State might be. The Bulldogs invaded Tiger Stadium, a place where they hadn’t won in 23 years and did their best LSU impression. They ran the ball at will, threw effectively and stuffed the Tigers’ ability to outmuscle the opposition with their running game, which… Continue reading →