In the loaded SEC West, five of the seven teams are ranked in the nation’s top 10. Mississippi State is not one of them, but don’t let that fool you; the Bulldogs are as dangerous as any unranked team in the nation. Led by Dak Prescott, who may well be the best quarterback in the SEC, MSU is 3-0 and sitting just outside of the top 25. We already broke down how Prescott can hurt the Tigers, but the Bulldogs are more than a one-man team.

Here are five other Mississippi State players to keep an eye out for on Saturday.

  1. RB Josh Robinson: The junior runs alongside Prescott to the tune of 6.3 yards per carry. He’s already punched in 3 TDs and is averaging 96 yards per game on the ground. Robinson is dangerous out of the backfield as well, with 5 catches for 94 yards.
  2. WR De’Runnya Wilson: Wilson isn’t catching a ton of passes, only averaging 2 receptions per game, but he’s making the most of them. He’s already scored 3 TDs this season. The former Alabama Mr. Basketball will be a handful for LSU’s defensive backs.
  3. DE Preston Smith: Speaking of handfuls, Smith is going to be a load for Tigers LT La’el Collins. Smith has won the first three SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week awards, the first player to ever do that. He’s leading or tied for the team lead in interceptions, sacks and forced fumbles.
  4. LB Benardrick McKinney: The junior has been all over the field for Mississippi State. He’s leading the team with 20 total tackles and has picked up 2 sacks to tie for the team lead.
  5. DL Chris Jones: Mississippi State’s pass rush is loaded with Jones playing alongside Smith. The sophomore has been overshadowed by his teammate so far, but does have 2 sacks and is one of the most talented young pass rushers in the league.