Brian Kelly is 1-1 as LSU football’s head coach. He may not be able to get the season-opening loss to Florida State off his mind anytime soon — and rival fans sure won’t let him forget. With that said, in a weekend of upsets, the Tigers predictably beat up on Southern in Week 2, 65-17.

LSU is back on a winning path and with against Mississippi State coming up, the Tigers could start rolling.

Just like anything in football, though, it’s going to be easier said than done. Kelly, a college football head coach for almost 20 years, knows as much — especially now that his team is going up against an SEC opponent.

“We just have to drill down deeper on all the things that are about preparation. Now it’s SEC. Southern was a great thing for the city. We were excited about playing an HBCU school, but now we step up in competition,” Kelly said via the school’s YouTube page. “When you get into the SEC you have to be intentional about everything you do in preparation because you’re playing an offense like Mike Leach’s. You’ve got to tackle well, and communicate well. You’ve got to be efficient. All of those traits have to come out in our preparation.”

Kelly also mentioned that LSU has to play fast, free, and physically. The Tigers did that against Southern, but they have to now continue that style of play against SEC competition.

“They can’t get caught up in thinking too much,” he said of his players.

The Tigers and Bulldogs kickoff from Baton Rouge at 6 p.m. local time and the game can be watched on ESPN.