Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/10/12
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Zach Mettenberger looked sharp a second straight week, and this time his performance produced a victory. Mettenberger passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and ninth-ranked LSU kept alive faint hope of a Southeastern Conference title with a 37-17 victory over No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday night. One week after passing for a career-high 298 yards in a narrow loss to No. 1 Alabama, Mettenberger completed 19 of 30 passes without an interception against the Bulldogs. His top target was Jarvis Landry, who had nine catches for 109 yards -- both career highs -- including a 19-yard touchdown to help the Tigers (8-2, 4-2 SEC) beat the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3) for the 13th straight time. Mettenberger's other scoring pass went to Spencer Ware, fullback J.C. Copeland scored on a 1-yard plunge and Craig Loston returned an interception 100 yards for a score. Tyler Russell was 26 of 38 for 295 yards and a touchdown that got the Bulldogs as close as field goal in t...
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