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17 September 2017, 10:37 | Charlene Valdez
Punting can be better part of valor
Penalties continued to derail the Tigers on both ends of the field as LSU opened SEC play with a loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 37-7. In all, LSU was penalized nine times for 112 yards. Keith Mixon caught six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is 13-of-20 for 149 yards and a touchdown - while the team's ground game has produced 206 rushing yards and two more scores. Bryant closed the half hitting 17-of-27 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown with 12 carries for 35 yards and another score. But Mississippi State responded with 30 straight points. Derrius Guice had 76 yards rushing.
Following a first quarter feeling-out period, the Bulldogs methodically whipped the Bayou Bengals up and down the field and made them like it. MSU did it by following the same recipe that has made LSU so successful over the years - being more physical in the trenches. LSU has nonconference games over the next two weeks against Syracuse and Troy to get things right before jumping back into SEC play. Mississippi State has a very good running game with Fitzgerald and Williams, and the defense is playing very well.
Redknapp fired after dismal Birmingham start
He said: "I thought we played well first half, I only asked them to do exactly the same in the second half as what we did first". Birmingham are 23rd in the table after their first eight league games, above only winless, newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers.
Wood's Burnley earn draw at Liverpool
In their opening three away fixtures against Chelsea , Tottenham and the Reds, Burnley are unbeaten - picking up five points. Substitute Dominic Solanke came closest to winning it for the Reds as he struck the bar with a side-footed volley late on.
Bengals players after loss: We lost to worst team in league
Losing 10-9 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bengals fell to 16-82-1 when trailing after three quarters under Lewis. Offensively, the Bengals are averaging 0.0 points and 221.0 total yards (144.0 in passing and 77.0 in rushing per game).
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