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Mississippi State named National Team of the Week

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Photo: Gerald Herbert

DALLAS -- The Mississippi State Bulldogs ended 14 years of frustration against Southeastern Conference rival LSU, upsetting the Tigers, 34-29, in front of the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history. The Bulldogs' first win over LSU since 1999 and first in Baton Rouge since 1991 earned them the Big Game National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Sept. 20.

The announcement came exclusively on SiriusXM Radio's "College Sports Today," hosted by Mark Packer and Phil Savage.

The Bulldogs (4-0) jumped out to a 34-10 lead against an LSU defense that had not allowed a point in its last 10 quarters entering the game. Quarterback Dak Prescott, a Louisiana native, accounted for 373 yards of total offense, completing 15-of-24 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 105 yards and a score. It was Prescott's third straight game with at least 200 yards passing and 100 rushing.

The Bulldogs, winners of seven straight, rolled up 570 total yards, the most allowed by LSU since 2004.

In handling 8th-ranked LSU, the Bulldogs beat a top-10 team for the first time since 2000, and beat a top-10 on the road for the first time since winning at No. 8 Tennessee in 1986.