On a night where the Bulldogs ran for 285 yards against the highty-touted LSU defense, Mixon was able to make more than his share of plays in the passing game.
No. 11 LSU fell 37-7 to Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS, in the SEC opener for both teams.
In past two losses to LSU, Mississippi State ran for a combined 99 yards. LSU was called for six penalties for 72 yards in the first half and finished with nine for 112 yards. The Tigers were also sloppy - two touchdown plays were negated because of penalties. Bryant closed the half hitting 17-of-27 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown with 12 carries for 35 yards and another score. Mississippi State scored 30 unanswered points after that.
Running back Derrius Guice gained only 76 yards on 15 carries for 76 yards.
The Tigers lost nose tackle Ed Alexander to injury towards the end of the first quarter leaving Greg Gilmore as the only healthy nose tackle left in the game. Darrel Williams had five rushes for 29 yards and LSU's only touchdown. After running through Charleston Southern 49-0 in its first game, Mississippi State then crushed Louisiana Tech 57-21.
LSU hosts Syracuse in a nonconference game next Saturday.