This wasn’t the start the reigning national champions had in mind as the Tigers opened the season in Baton Rouge on Saturday.

In his first game leading the Mississippi State program, Mike Leach’s offense is having its way with Bo Pelini’s LSU defense in the first half.

The Bulldogs have scoring drives of 66 yards, 75 yards and another of 75 yards along with a 55-yard drive that ended in a fumble. If not for a Pick Six thrown by K.J. Costello, LSU would be getting completely handled in the first half of the opener.

Costello has 292 passing yards in the first half.

Meanwhile, in his first game replacing Joe Burrow, Myles Brennan has completed just 9 of 18 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown.

Following the sluggish start, Orgeron offered up these comments at halftime:

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