LSU captured a huge victory against Georgia last weekend, but the win will mean a lot less if the Tigers don’t continue to play well in the second half of the season. That starts with avoiding a letdown at home against Mississippi State on Saturday.

Mississippi State has been a bit disappointing this season, but the Bulldogs still sit at No. 22 entering Week 8. They also still have one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks in Nick Fitzgerald.

In a video interview this week, LSU coach Ed Orgeron identified the challenges Fitzgerald will give the Tigers on Saturday.

“We have to put a lot of people up in the box to stop him, and then they will throw the deep ball,” he said. “So we have to be really careful what we do. I think it’s more or less playing fundamentals, tackling, being in the right place at the right time the whole game.”

Orgeron is 1-1 versus Mississippi State, but this is his first meeting against new Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead. Mississippi State dominated LSU last season, 37-7.

LSU and Mississippi State have split the last four meetings, but since 2000, LSU has dominated the series, 16-2.