This game is important. It's the SEC opener. It's on the road. We're playing a team that beat us last year, a team that loses games it shouldn't lose and wins games it shouldn't win.

Dress rehersals are over. They were successful. We have a starting quarterback. The defense has experience. The special teams is looking like the supporting player that steals the show.

This game is important. Auburn wants to win a conference championship this year. I've always said that LSU is always the most important game of the first half of the season. It almost always determines who will win the SEC West. But LSU doesn't matter much if you don't beat Mississippi State.

This game is important.