Southeastern Conference play begins Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State (2-1) takes on LSU (2-1) at 11 a.m. from Starkville in the SEC opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs are coming off a 31-29 loss to Memphis, while LSU beat Central Michigan 49-21 last week.
The Dispatch will have updates throughout Saturday’s game.
2:37 p.m. — Final: LSU 28, Mississippi State 25. The Bulldogs fall to 2-2 on the season.
2:30 p.m. — Mississippi State is flagged for illegal touching on an onside kick attempt. An MSU challenge was unsuccessful, costing the Bulldogs their final timeout.
2:26 p.m. — Touchdown, Mississippi State. Will Rogers connects with Woody Marks out of the backfield for a 16-yard passing score. A two-point try is good on a pass from Rogers to Malik Heath after a flag on LSU for defensive holding on the first attempt. LSU 28, MSU 25, 1:53 left in the game.
2:08 p.m. — Touchdown, Mississippi State. Will Rogers finds Austin Williams for a 2-yard score. LSU 28, MSU 17, 6:48 left in the game.
1:51 p.m. — Touchdown, LSU. After a Mississippi State penalty negates an LSU punt, the Tigers score on a 41-yard pass from Max Johnson to Kole Taylor. MSU cornerback Emmanuel Forbes was carted off the field after being injured in a collision with teammate Fred Peters. LSU 28, MSU 10, 11:32 left in the game.
1:33 p.m. — End of the third quarter: LSU 21, Mississippi State 10.
1:30 p.m. — Touchdown, Mississippi State. Will Rogers finds Makai Polk for a 29-yard score. Nolan McCord’s PAT is good. LSU 21, MSU 10, 0:26 left in the third quarter.
1:19 p.m. — Touchdown, LSU. Trey Palmer is left wide open in the middle of the field. Max Johnson connects with the wideout for a 58-yard touchdown. LSU 21, MSU 3, 3:35 left in the third quarter.
1:04 p.m. — After Mississippi State gets into the red zone, Nolan McCord’s 33-yard field goal is wide left. The Bulldogs come up empty again.
12:53 p.m. — Mississippi State running back Woody Marks is slow to get up after a first-down conversion in the third quarter, holding his right shoulder. Dillon Johnson went down earlier in the game with an apparent leg injury.
12:48 p.m. — Touchdown, LSU. Less than a minute into the second half, Kayshon Boutte takes a short pass from Max Johnson 64 yards to the house. LSU 14, MSU 3, 14:22 left in the third quarter.
12:26 p.m. — Halftime: LSU 7, Mississippi State 3. The Bulldogs’ offense fizzled out in three big spots with two turnovers and a field goal. The Tigers get the ball to start the second half.
12:05 p.m. — Emmanuel Forbes makes up for a lapse in coverage on third-and-long with an interception on the following play. MSU ball at the 20, 6:08 left in the first half.
11:57 a.m. — Field goal, Mississippi State. Nolan McCord makes a 23-yard kick after a run play on third-and-goal from the 2 is stuffed. LSU 7, MSU 3, 8:19 left in the second quarter.
11:41 a.m. — End of the first quarter: LSU 7, Mississippi State 0. LSU has third-and-4 at its own 38.
11:38 a.m. — Mississippi State turns the ball over in LSU territory. Will Rogers’ pass is picked off at the 11 by Cordale Flott.
11:31 a.m. — The Bulldogs force an LSU punt after back-to-back incompletions. Mississippi State takes over at the 37.
11:25 a.m. — Mississippi State punts from its own 43, and LSU will take over at the 19-yard line.
11:15 a.m. — Touchdown, LSU. On third-and-9, LSU QB Max Johnson ducks a sack and finds Kayshon Boutte for an 11-yard score. LSU 7, MSU 0, 9:04 left in the first quarter.
11:10 a.m. —Malik Heath fumbles after a catch on third down. LSU takes the ball into MSU territory at the 35-yard line.
11:07 a.m. — SEC play is underway from Davis Wade Stadium as LSU’s kickoff goes into the end zone for a touchback.
11:06 a.m. — Mississippi State wins the coin toss and elects to receive.
11:02 a.m. — Mississippi State takes the field.
10:36 a.m. — Mississippi State’s starters are announced. Nolan McCord is the Bulldogs’ starting kicker with Archer Trafford at punter. Jaden Walley starts at wide receiver alongside Austin Williams, Makai Polk and Malik Heath. Jett Johnson starts over Nathaniel Watson at middle linebacker.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.