LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry

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LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
LSU Tigers Mississippi State Bulldogs

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 108
Series record LSU leads, 71–34–3
(69–36–3 on the field)
First meeting November 20, 1896
LSU 52, Mississippi State 0
Last meeting September 20, 2014
Mississippi State 34, LSU 29
Largest win LSU, 55–0 (1967) & 61–6 (1969)
Longest win streak LSU, 14 (2000–2013)
Current win streak Mississippi State, 1 (2014–present)

The LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the LSU Tigers and Mississippi State Bulldogs. Both universities are founding members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and are currently members of the SEC West with a total of 108 meetings. This rivalry is LSU's longest and Mississippi State's second behind the Egg Bowl against the University of Mississippi. LSU leads the series 71–34–3.[1]

History[edit]

From 1923 to 1930, every game was played in the state of Mississippi, and LSU hosted every game from 1934 to 1957. In total, only three games in the series were played outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1934 to 1970.[2]

When the SEC expanded in 1992, the matchup with LSU and Mississippi State was not played in November like it had since 1947 and has only been played once in the month of November since.

LSU has dominated most of the series since 1985 losing only four games with the most current loss in 2014, when the then-unranked Bulldogs defeated #8 LSU in Baton Rouge 34–29.[3]

Game results[edit]

LSU victories are shaded ██ purple. Mississippi State victories are shaded ██ maroon. Ties are white. Forfeits are gray.

† Mississippi State was later forced to forfeit as part of NCAA penalties. Series record sources: College Football Data Warehouse.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b College Football Data Warehouse, LSU vs Mississippi State. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  2. ^ The Knights Who Say, Bayou Blogger Relocated. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  3. ^ "Dak Prescott leads Mississippi State to first win at No. 8 LSU since 1991". ESPN. September 20, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.