THIS WEEK'S GAME: Mississippi State at LSU, Sept. 25 -- No disrespect to Maine, but the Bulldogs did more to hurt themselves than Maine did last week. The Bulldogs aren't nearly as talented as LSU, but last week's problems are correctable. Don't be surprised if the Bulldogs give LSU a more competitive game than they gave Auburn two weeks ago. The key, then, will be whether or not they play a smarter, sharper game than they played against Maine.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
RB Jerious Norwood -- He rushed for only 44 yards against Maine one week after rushing for 45 against Auburn. The Bulldogs need more out of Norwood and their overall running game than they're getting.
QB Omarr Conner -- He showed plenty of signs of progress last week with career highs of 21 completions, 34 attempts and 250 yards. Now if he can just take better care of the ball and avoid turnovers.
DB Jeramie Johnson -- He intercepted two passes against Maine, and the Bulldogs could use more of that against LSU.
RB Jerious Norwood didn't play in the second half against Maine because of a bruised knee, but he is expected to play this week at LSU. QB Omarr Conner (non-throwing shoulder separation) and WR Joey Sanders (shoulder) are both playing through their injuries, while WR McKinley Scott is doubtful with a pulled hamstring.
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