The 12th-ranked LSU Tigers return to the gridiron on Saturday evening, will they travel to Starkville, Mississippi, to  take on the Mississippi St. Bulldogs.

The contest, which will be televised on ESPN, will mark the SEC opener for both schools.

LSU, who defeated Chattanooga, 45-10, in their home opener last week, is 2-0 on the young season.

Offensively, the Tigers are scoring at an average of 36 points-per-game, while accumulating 466.5 yards of offense, including 259 rushing yards and 207.5 passing yards.

Defensively, LSU is holding opponents to an average of 5 points a contest, to go along with 169.5 total yards, including 138 pass yards, and 31.5 rush yards.

LSU is paced by quarterback Danny Etling, who has completed 22-of-31 passes for 398 yards and one touchdown, and running back Derrius Guice, who has rushed 234 yards and 4 touchdowns, on 42 attempts.

Mississippi St. defeated Louisiana Tech last week, 57-21, to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Offensively, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 53 points per game, to go along with 507 yards of offense, including 304 rush yards and 203 passing yards.

Defensively, Mississippi St. has allowed an average of 10.5 points, to go along with 174 total yards, including 85 rush yards and 89 pass yards.

The Bulldgos are led by quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who has thrown for 363 yards and 5 touchdowns, and running back Aeris Williams, who has rushed for 190 yards and one touchdown.

This will be the 111th meeting between the two schools, with LSU leading the all-time series, 73-34-3.

LSU has won 16 of the last 17 meetings, including a 23-20 win over Mississippi St. last year.

Kickoff time at Davis Wade Stadium is scheduled for just after 6 pm.