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Tigers Turn Back State For 30-26 Win

Marcus Green scores TD

Morning downpours didn't keep the sixth-largest crowd ever at Davis Wade Stadium from attending the annual meeting of Mississippi and Louisiana state universities. The 53,612 wading inside were rewarded with the most competitive contest of these SEC rivals since 2000. Sadly for the Bulldogs though, the outcome was no different than the previous nine as LSU took a 30-26 decision on Scott Field.

LSU's defense, tested all day by a newly-balanced Bulldog attack, gave lots of ground but not the eight inches that mattered most. Because on third and fourth downs from that distance the Tigers were able to reject a pass try for touchdown, then bring down QB Tyson Lee for no gain and preserve their margin of victory. LSU left Starkville undefeated (4-0, 2-0 SEC) and with #7 national ranking...

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