LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry
|First meeting||November 20, 1896
LSU 52, Mississippi State 0
|Latest meeting||September 17, 2016
LSU 23, Mississippi State 20
|Next meeting||September 16, 2017|
|All-time series||LSU leads, 73–34–3
(71–36–3 on the field)
|Largest victory||LSU, 55–0 (1967) & 61–6 (1969)|
|Longest win streak||LSU, 14 (2000–2013)|
|Current win streak||LSU 2, (2015–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 109 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 73–34–3.
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.
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.
- 1991: Sleepy Robinson led Mississippi State to a 28-19 victory in Tiger Stadium. LSU's Todd Kinchen had a then-school record 248 receiving yards in the loss.
- 1999: The #7 Bulldogs gutted out a 17-16 win over the Tigers at Scott Field. Rod Gibson the clinching touchdown in closing minutes.
- 2000: After falling behind 31-17, the Tigers rallied to beat the Bulldogs 45-38 in overtime.
- 2009: Mississippi State outgained the Tigers by over 100 yards and drove down to the 1 yard line in the final minute, but a goal-line stand by LSU preserved the lead for a 30-26 Tiger win.
- 2014: Dak Prescott led the then-unranked Bulldogs to a 34-29 upset in Baton Rouge, snapping the Tigers' 14-game win streak in the series. The Bulldogs actually led 34-10 in the fourth quarter, but LSU scored 3 late touchdowns to almost close the gap, but the Tigers' Hail Mary on the final play was intercepted by Will Redmond. Josh Robinson ran for 197 yards for the Bulldogs. Mississippi reached #1 in the rankings a few weeks later, and finished 10-3 on the season.
|LSU victories||Mississippi State victories||Ties||Forfeits|
† Mississippi State was later forced to forfeit as part of NCAA penalties. Series record sources: College Football Data Warehouse.
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