The LSU Tigers won the SEC West in 2022. How will the Mississippi State football team fare against the Bayou Bengals in 2023?
There was a point during the 2022 Mississippi State football game against the LSU Tigers that it seemed like the Bulldogs would have a very real chance at getting a coveted win over the Bayou Bengals in Death Valley. Late game mental mistakes ultimately prevented that from being reality. And a frustrating loss was the outcome for Mike Leach and his MSU Bulldogs.
Now, heading into 2023, it’s worth wondering how the Bulldogs stack up against the Tigers. So, it’s time for Mississippi State football fans to brush up on their knowledge of what this LSU team is going to look like.
Brian Kelly is heading into his second season leading LSU and the Tigers fared well last season. A 10-4 year that included an upset win over Nick Saban and Alabama (and then winning the SEC West) is a pretty good way to get warmed up in a new conference.
Kelly has a lot of experience and a winning pedigree. He could be a problem for the Bulldogs for years to come.
Mississippi State football: Can the Bulldogs upend the LSU Tigers in 2023?
LSU is working to reestablish itself among the elite programs at the top of the SEC after a brief stumble with the end of Ed Orgeron’s tenure in Baton Rouge. And it looks like Kelly has them right in position to do just that.
There’s an immense amount of talent on LSU’s roster and they’ve got brilliant assistant coaches.
That’s a real problem for coaches like Zach Arnett and underdog teams like the Mississippi State Bulldogs. If LSU is able to work itself back to national prominence with ease, then middle class SEC teams like the Bulldogs have fewer chances at getting exciting wins over traditional powers.
But hey, maybe that won’t be the case this year. Let’s start getting familiar with the Tigers.