Mike Leach’s time at Mississippi State got off to a record-setting start, as QB KJ Costello torched the LSU defense for 623 passing yards and 5 touchdowns in the 44-34 victory.

Yes, LSU lost a ton of talent from last year’s championship-winning squad, but the Tigers were still No. 6 in the AP Poll entering Saturday’s game.

Mississippi State’s win was so impressive that ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit named the Bulldogs his top team of the weekend:

The Bulldogs beat out Kansas State (who upset No. 3 Oklahoma), UTEP, Tulane and Iowa State.

How many more great offensive outputs will we see from Leach’s Air Raid system this year? The Bulldogs are already a must-watch team.