BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - No. 10 LSU is on the road for the second week in a row, this time taking the short trip to Starkville, MS to face Mississippi State for another game in a hostile environment against a bunch of Bulldogs.
As usual, many LSU fans are asking the question: Are their Tigers good enough to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide? Well, there's a lot of "meat on the bone" between now and November 9 in Tuscaloosa. But, if LSU can win the remaining games on its schedule, the team can accomplish what it wants.
"I think everybody will recognize that all of the things that we want to do are still in front of us," said head coach Les Miles. "And, there's no reason at this point and time to approach it any differently."
"We know that we lost that game, but now we know we have a lot more games to play and we can still get where we need to be at the end of the year," sophomore cornerback Jalen Mills added.
The last time LSU traveled to Starkville, then kicker Drew Alleman hit four field goals for the Tigers. Now, LSU has to feel pretty good about its current field goal situation. Young Colby Delahoussaye hit field goals of basically 50 and 40 yards last weekend in Athens.
"They were like, 'Are you nervous?' I was like, 'Nah,' emotionless, I just went out there and I was like, 'Alright, let's do this,' which is a good mindset, to block out the crowd and everything," the freshman kicker said. "It helps me out by saying I can help my team out however I need and my goal for this season is not to be perfect, not to win awards, not to break records, it's all about just helping the team out to the best of my ability, whether it's making field goals or extra points."
And finally, the LSU defense does not want to be singing Led Zeppelin on Saturday – "Communication Breakdown." We'll see if Miles and Chavis continue to play the personnel that's seen the field or if some younger guys get a shot.
Kickoff for LSU vs. Mississippi State is scheduled for 6 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.