Tiger fans may regard Alabama, Auburn or Texas A&M as a bigger rival, but LSU has played no football foe more often than Mississippi State.
Saturday’s game marks the 112th meeting between the Tigers and Bulldogs. They have played every year except four since 1918, when LSU did not field a team because of World War I while State did not play in 1943 because of World War II.
LSU has dominated the series in this century, winning 16 of the last 18 for a 73-35-3 lead overall. But State has won two of the last four meetings, including a 37-7 rout of LSU in Starkville in 2017.