Editorial

Mississippi State Beating LSU Was The Most-Watched College Football Game Of The Weekend

Sep 26, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback K.J. Costello (3) warms up prior to kickoff against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

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Millions of people tuned in for Mississippi State upsetting LSU this past weekend.

According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, Mike Leach’s debut in the SEC averaged 4.442 million viewers on CBS as the Bulldogs ran the Tigers off of the field. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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I’m not surprised at all that MSU playing LSU was the top game of the week in college football. In fact, I would have been shocked if it wasn’t.

Mike Leach is a massive draw as a head coach, it was the opening weekend of SEC action and LSU is the defending national champs.

All the ingredients were there for massive success.

 

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I’m also glad the ratings were huge because I think this was an introduction to Mike Leach for a lot of SEC fans.

The man’s style of play is unlike what we’re used to seeing in college football, and I’m not sure it’s something the SEC is ready for.

The air raid is dangerous, exciting and it can result in a ton of quick points. The SEC learned that first hand Saturday when MSU beat LSU.

 

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Something tells me as more and more people watch Leach’s team play, the interest will only grow. It’s going to be a fun season.