Coaches and players from LSU are being very careful not to make predictions. We're hearing lots of nice things about Lester Croom, MSU's late-season win against Alabama, etc.
Coaches and players from MSU are being very upbeat but also careful, talking about how challenges present opportunities, blah, blah, blah.
Everybody's being so safe.
Here's how I see it. MSU will come out emotionally high and stay relatively close in the first quarter. But LSU's dominant defense will wear them out quickly and by end of the third quarter, LSU will be up by 21 at least. MSU will get a break in the 4th with lots of LSU substitutions but it won't help much since the Tigers are deeper than the Dawgs.