Since Dan Mullen has arrived in Starkville, MS the Bulldogs have enjoyed some success on the gridiron. They have beaten the likes of Georgia, Michigan, and Florida. Unfortunately the only SEC West team they have beaten is Ole Miss. LSU comes into Starksville having won 11 straight in the series by an average score of 39-13. The cowbells will be out and the crowd will be loud and drunk but it won't matter because LSU will win.
Right now the spread is -4.5 in favor of the road team in LSU. The Tigers have a really good run defense and they for the most part stuffed Oregon and LaMichael James in the season opener. The Bulldogs are going to look to establish the run. Unfortunately two starting Miss State offensive linemen are questionable tonight with injuries so you would think it's going to be awfully tough for RB Vick Ballard to break some good runs off. That means QB Chris Relf is going to have to throw the ball downfield and not throw interceptions against a LSU defense that loves to force turnovers.
LSU is going to come in with same gameplan as Mississippi State. They are going to try to pound the ball. LSU's offensive line is much better than the Bulldogs. In fact both sets of lines favor the third ranked Tigers. In a game where turnovers will happen I expect LSU to outmuscle and out talent the home team Bulldogs. LSU is 7-1 against the spread in the last 8 meetings in Starksville. They know how to win there and win convincingly.
Prediction: LSU 26 Miss St 17
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I love the character Vinnie Verno. He's funny. But his picks are horrible. And this week is no different with taking Mississippi State straight up over LSU. Are you fucking high Vinnie? LSU is going to kick the living shit out of those annoying cowbells. Dan Mullen doesn't beat good teams. He beats average teams. LSU is not average and Les Miles always finds a way to win because he has so much talent it's ridiculous. Take LSU on the road.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 11:40 AM