LSU hoping for different result vs. pass-happy Mississippi St.

Mississippi State shocked LSU 44-34 in the season opener for both teams last season, as the Bulldogs passed for an SEC-record 623 yards in upsetting the defending College Football Playoff champions.”It was embarrassing,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said.Orgeron vowed that his defense will do better when host Mississippi St. (2-1) and LSU (2-1) meet in their SEC opener Saturday in Starkville, Miss.”We’ve been looking at Mississippi State ever since we couldn’t stop them last year,” Orgeron said. “We know how good they are. We weren’t expected to get burnt last year, but hopefully we fixed that.”The Tigers, ranked 16th entering this season, had similar defensive lapses in a 38-27 opening loss at UCLA.They bounced back with two easy home wins against less-talented opponents in FCS McNeese State (34-7) and Central Michigan (49-21).”I believe we have solved a lot of our problems, but we didn’t answer the first challenge against UCLA,” Orgeron said. “We’ve gotten better, but we’re going to be challenged this Saturday.”Max Johnson threw five touchdown passes against CMU after throwing three in each of his previous four career starts.