LSU has a 15-point lead heading into halftime in Starkville as Mississippi State has been battling the Tigers early on in Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.

Despite entering this game as a 19-point underdog, these two have looked like equals for much of this game — until the Tigers caught fire just before the half and quickly scored two touchdowns to push the lead to 15.

Joe Burrow has completed 14 of 19 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Garrett Sharder has been nearly as impressive using both his arm and his legs but one big interception at the end of the first half killed Mississippi State’s chance to tie the game just before halftime. LSU scored after the pick.

Walking back to the locker room for the halftime break, Ed Orgeron shared some thoughts on his team’s first-half performance with the LSU radio network.

“Our defense came to play. Our offense has to get going. We’ve got to play for 60 minutes,” the LSU coach said according to Scott Rabalais of The Advocate.

When asked about LSU’s late scores, Orgeron offered up these comments.

“It was a confidence booster,” Orgeron added. “We’ve been off track, a little sloppy, but we came back.”