Mike Leach talks LSU QB Jayden Daniels, 'unique" Tiger Stadium environment
Mississippi State travels to Baton Rouge on Saturday night to take on LSU in an SEC West showdown.
The Bulldogs are 2-0 on the season and have looked good in wins against Memphis and Arizona.
The Tigers, however, will provide a significant step up in terms of talent, and will be hungry for a big win after losing their opener to Florida State.
During his appearance on the weekly SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday, Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said one of the keys to the game for his team Saturday will be how it defends LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, who’s a threat as a runner and a passer.
“The biggest thing is he’s good with his feet,” Leach said. “He can help himself with his feet. You don’t want him to get loose on you.”
Leach also said Wednesday that how his team handles what is sure to be a raucous road environment at Tiger Stadium, aka Death Valley, will be another key factor in the outcome.
“They all have their unique environments and traditions and things like that,” said Leach when asked about Tiger Stadium and playing on the road in the SEC. “Obviously Tiger Stadium is one of the most unique and best. We’re definitely looking forward to playing there.”
The matchup between the Bulldogs and Tigers will kick off at 6 p.m. (ET) on Saturday. Visiting Mississippi State is a 2.5-point favorite in a game that will be televised by ESPN.