What Brian Kelly said after the first quarter against Mississippi State
Brian Kelly was concerned about LSU getting off to a fast start as the Tigers got set for an 11 a.m. local time kickoff at Mississippi State.
ESPN’s College GameDay reported leading into the game that Kelly played loud music en route to the game, and the team buses stopped at a local car dealership outside of Starkville for the players to stretch and stay loose.
By early in the second quarter, those preparations appeared to pay off, as Kelly told ESPN’s Katie George.
“We got off to a good start, obviously the penalty there on 3rd down forces us to kick a field goal on 4th down, and that was unfortunate,” Kelly said. “Could go either way. Guys are playing well, they got off to a good start, it’s an early start, you really want them to get in here and quiet this crowd down, it’s a sell out, but off to a good start, we’ve got to keep playing.”
Jayden Daniels started the day 13-for-13 passing for 128 yards and a touchdown. His first incompletion was on a throwaway out of bounds under pressure.
LSU scored on a second touchdown from Daniels to Malik Nabers with 14:11 remaining in the second quarter.