BATON ROUGE (WVUE) -Any thoughts of Mississippi State being a trap game ended quickly with Michael Divinity grabbing a pick off Nick Fitzgerald. It was one of four on the day for the defense, and moved the Tigers to No. 4 in the AP rankings.
“I knew it was going to be a battle. I didn’t know we could hold them to three points. Remember this is a team that rushed for 369 yards against a very good Auburn team. This quarterback is good. For us to hold them to three points is excellent. I thought we would do a little bit better on offense than we did, but 19 points is good enough, that’s a win,” said LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron.
“Our defense is incredible. You can have the game like we did on offense, and still win by two touchdowns. That’s not like that at a lot of places. Coach Aranda does a great job. That defense is stout,” said quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Mississippi State game is over and done with, and all the focus can go on Alabama, but the LSU defense will be without Devin White for a half.
“The call was the call. They reviewed it, it was definitely targeting. I did not see anything that would suggest either way. I didn’t see it. It’s just the rule. The rule is you can’t lead with your head, you can’t lead with your head. That’s the rule,” said Orgeron.
For some Tigers, this will be their first time playing in the LSU-Alabama rivalry.
“This is the moment every college football fan dreams of. My entire life I’ve watched LSU play Bama. To get that opportunity to be in a position to go ahead and do that in two weeks, I’m excited,” said kicker Cole Tracy.