Three keys: LSU vs. Mississippi State 

February, 14, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- After tonight, it's all downhill.

Once LSU (14-10, 4-6) finishes up with No. 23 Mississippi State (19-6, 6-4), the Tigers will be done with the toughest stretch on their schedule. Their remaining five opponents sit in the bottom half of the SEC standings.

Beating the Bulldogs will be no easy task, but the Tigers pushed Mississippi State in the teams' first meeting in Starkville, Miss.
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