The Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the LSU Tigers this Saturday night. The 2022 Mississippi State football team looks to keep its 2-0 win streak alive in Baton Rouge this weekend. Who are the people that could stop them? I’m glad you asked.
1. Jayden Daniels
He is kind of the obvious pick for first place. With the talent he has at wide receiver and his ability to run the ball, Daniels could give the Bulldogs trouble. We saw last week vs. Arizona that a quarterback who is quick has the potential to give us problems.
2. Kayshon Boutte
The five-star WR out of the 2022 recruiting class looks to have a big season in 2022. Boutte was the number two ranked WR in all of the 2022 class according to 247sports.com but has seemed to underachieve through two games. Brian Kelly could certainly be waiting to utilize him in his first SEC game as the head coach of the LSU Tigers.
3. Mekhi Wingo
Mekhi Wingo only had a three-star ranking coming out of high school in 2021, but that’s not to take anything away from what he has provided to the LSU defense. Wingo had to replace defensive tackle Maason Smith after Smith tore his ACL in the first game of the season celebrating. Read more about Mekhi Wingo here.
4. Jay Ward
Jay Ward, in the safety position, led the team in tackles vs. the Florida State Seminoles. Ward, also a three-star out of high school, returns for his senior season at LSU. He seems to be the leader of the defense calling different reads based on what the offense gives him.
5. Malik Nabers
Yes, Bulldog fans unfortunately know that name all too well. Malik Nabers was all but ringing a cowbell while buying some cheese while eating ice cream before he de-committed from Mississippi State and signed with LSU. Now, in the worst of ways, I know State fans were a little too happy whenever he muffed the two punts vs. FSU in the first game of the season. The four-star wide receiver had the most receptions and yards last week vs. the Southern Jaguars.