Playing in Starkville is never easy for opponents, as Mississippi State fans fill Davis Wade Stadium with the sound of cowbells from the opening kickoff.
It’s enough to drive opponents crazy (or at least into ridiculous 3rd-and-93 situations), so the LSU Tigers are trying to make sure they’re ready for the intense atmosphere on Saturday night.
On Wednesday, coach Ed Orgeron said he’s been playing cowbell noises in team meetings to make sure the Tigers are ready for everything:
Orgeron: "I even played the cowbells in our team meeting. They said 'What's that.' I said, 'Yall going to hear them Saturday, boys.'" #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 14, 2017
Both the Tigers and Bulldogs are 2-0 to start the season, so Saturday’s SEC opener for both teams looms large.
Of course, the bigger problem for Coach O’s squad will be stopping dual-threat Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, cowbells won’t assist the Bulldogs’ defense in tackling star LSU RB Derrius Guice.
The game kicks off at 6 p.m. Central time and can be seen on ESPN.