BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The LSU Tigers are looking ahead to their next game in the Battle for the Boot after defeating Mississippi State in Saturday’s SEC opener.
LSU dominated in a 41-14 win in the game against Mississippi State. Head coach Brian Kelly said the team was able to block out distractions during the game. Quarterback Jayden Daniels recorded his ninth career 300-yard passing game. Wide receiver Malik Nabers made history, LSU Athletics said his first-half performance tied Josh Reed for the best half by an LSU receiver.
In the latest AP Top 25 college football poll, LSU went up two spots in the ranking, now sitting at No. 12.
Kelly said the team got off to a fast start, played with enthusiasm and paid attention to detail.
“I think if you really look at it closely, some of the things that maybe don’t get the attention was his presence in the pocket. How many times he [Daniels] got hit after delivering a great throw,” he said.
He also praised Nabers’ ability to handle any coverage variations.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game against Arkansas, Kelly said, “It’s about preparing the right way again this week, and playing with that competitive edge.”
He said the team is going to take advantage of playing on the home field but anticipates it being a physical game.
“I think the last three years it was decided by a total of nine points, I think,” said Kelly.
LSU vs. Arkansas: What to know
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
- Game time: 6:08 p.m. CT
- How to watch: ESPN
Officials from LSU Athletics released a detailed schedule of campus gameday happenings Thursday afternoon.
LSU campus parking lots will open to football fans at 7 a.m. Those looking to grab last-minute merch or gifts can visit the LSU SportShop when it opens at 10 a.m.
At 1 p.m., the L-Club Tailgate, the PMAC and the Bud Light Fan Zone opens. Fans can catch a performance by the Blue Crab Redemption at the fan zone at this time too.
Get into Tiger Stadium’s Suites and Club Level starting at 3 p.m.
The LSU football team is scheduled to leave the hotel for Tiger Walk at 3:30 p.m. Three minutes later, L-Club members march down Victory Hill followed by the Oaks Society two minutes later.
Watch the Golden Band From Tigerland march down Victory Hill at 3:46 p.m. The football team is set to arrive at Victory Hill at 3:50 p.m., marching down two minutes later and set to arrive at the stadium by 4 p.m.
All gates to Tiger Stadium will open at 4 p.m.
An LSU Game Day pregame radio show airs live at the Bud Light Fan Zone with Hunt Palmer, Brandon Taylor and Marlon Favorite as gates open.
Fans can see the LSU marching band perform in the PMAC at 4:10 p.m. before they are set to arrive at Tiger Stadium at 4:38 p.m.
The LSU Sports Radio Network goes live from the stadium at 5:30 p.m.
Watch the Tiger Band’s pregame show at 5:52 p.m.
The coin toss is set for 6:05 p.m. and kickoff is at 6:08 p.m.
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