The Air Raid has returned to the SEC: Social media reacts to first half of LSU-Mississippi State
Over the past few months, how SEC defenses will adjust to Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense has been a popular offseason topic among fans and media members.
On Saturday, the Air Raid officially returned to the SEC with Leach’s Mississippi State Bulldogs taking on the defending national champions, No. 6 LSU.
At the half, the Bulldogs lead the Tigers 17-14. MSU already has 303 total yards, with 292 coming in the passing game. Transfer QB KJ Costello has already thrown 36 passes, completing 21, including 2 touchdowns.
The Air Raid is the talk of social media through one half:
The Mike Leach Air Raid is fitting in just fine in the SEC. KJ Costello with his third TD of the half. Lofts this perfectly over the DB on mesh. pic.twitter.com/dH8C291cPs
— Bobby Football (@RobPaulNFL) September 26, 2020
KJ Costello is on pace to attempt 70 passes. Talk about bringing the Air Raid to Mississippi State.
— Kevin (@definitelyKev) September 26, 2020
295 passing yards from Mike Leach's Air Raid offense in his first game…..in the first HALF! $$ poured in against LSU this morning; Mississippi St from +17.5 to +14.5; Bulldogs lead outright in Baton Rouge #LSUvsMSU
— teddy sevransky (@teddy_covers) September 26, 2020
He did this IN 👏🏽 THE 👏🏽 FIRST 👏🏽 HALF 👏🏽
Long live the Air Raid https://t.co/cu06wlt3VY
— Winston Kimmel (@WinstonKimmel) September 26, 2020
Air Raid + SEC Football = 🔥 https://t.co/8SEg7abu7Z
— Saturday Kickoff – Podcast (@SaturdayKick) September 26, 2020
Miss St air raid 👀
— Hurricane P. Dougigedome (@dougigem) September 26, 2020
The Air Raid Of Clanga is real
— EJ (@BourbonAndBeer) September 26, 2020
Air Raid in the SEC gonna be interesting
— Tune (@CartuneNetwerk) September 26, 2020
Mike Leach has a defense to go with his Air Raid.
— Oklahoma Crimson (@OklahomaCrimson) September 26, 2020
Me dreaming about the Air Raid offense taking over the SEC pic.twitter.com/CKDUx1wlSS
— Wil Taylor (@Wil_Luker15) September 26, 2020
Leach is a mastermind of the air raid. State is going to be dangerous for years to come with him at the helm
— jerry john (@bobby_peterson) September 26, 2020
Why is LSU running man every play? Especially when the air raid primary play is the shallow cross?
— international memphian (@Still_901) September 26, 2020
Everybody who said the air raid can’t work in the SEC was an idiot the whole time bc it basically already has
— Max Toscano. Thank you Henrik Lundqvist (@maxtoscano1) September 26, 2020
Me, watching the Air Raid offense https://t.co/ExB9CuaOal
— Jake 🧀 Gallant (@JHGallant) September 26, 2020
The Air Raid is Air Raidin' y'all. 43-yd TD pass from KJ Costello to Osirus Mitchell. Costello now 19-31 for 270 yards and 2 TDs…IN THE SECOND QUARTER…holy crap.
And it's 17-14 State over LSU with 2:27 til half.
— Joel Coleman (@JoelTColeman) September 26, 2020