Mississippi State is off to a 2-0 start to its 2022 season and will take to the road Saturday night for its SEC opener at LSU.

The Bulldogs have wins over Memphis and Arizona thus far, but the Tigers in Death Valley will pose their biggest test to date.

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach met with the media Monday ahead of the showdown in Baton Rouge and admitted that LSU is difficult to judge at this point under new coach Brian Kelly.

“LSU is a little bit tough to evaluate from the standpoint they got a lot of new faces,” Leach said. “They were big into the transfer thing. So we’ll see how all of those guys turn out. I think it’s still unfolding.”

Leach was also asked for his thoughts about Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Daniels played at Arizona State from 2019-2021 and Leach has some familiarity with his game from his Pac-12 days at Washington State.

“Good player,” said Leach of Daniels. “… He can definitely help himself out with his feet and when coverage breaks down, he throws it up. … He gives you two things to keep track of.”

The Bulldogs and Tigers are set for a 6 p.m. (ET) kick off on Saturday.

The game will be televised by ESPN and Mississippi State is currently a 2-point favorite.