STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Max Johnson passed for 280 yards and four touchdowns to lead LSU to a 28-25 victory over late-rallying Mississippi State.
LSU had only 343 yards offense and was 5 of 32 on third down, but reeled off several big plays when needed.
Mississippi State dominated the stat sheet with 486 yards offense and 12 third-down conversions, but turned the ball over twice inside the LSU 30-yard line and regularly squandered momentum-building drives.
Johnson was 17-of-27 passing with one interception.
LSU moves to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in SEC play.