- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
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STARKVILLE, Miss. -- During the course of Saturday's game between No. 10 LSU and Mississippi State, a few players stood out as worthy of a coveted helmet sticker.
WR Odell Beckham Jr.: What more is there to say about LSU's talented wide receiver? Last time I saw him in person he had a billion all-purpose yards and a buffet of touchdowns against UAB. I travel to Starkville a few weeks later and it's much of the same. The special teams plays weren't there, granted, but Beckham shined as a receiver, breaking down Mississippi State's defense at will. Even with the Bulldogs playing almost 10 yards off in coverage, Beckham got the best of them, accounting for 179 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions.
RB Jeremy Hill: The man is playing like there's an enormous chip on his shoulder. Hill is running roughshod over defenses these days, displaying a unique blend of size and speed few in the game can match. Against Mississippi State he showed it all, accounting for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. He did it running between the tackles, he did it running outside the tackles and when he needed to, he did it by running right over would-be tacklers.
S Corey Thompson: Somebody on LSU's defense needed a helmet sticker, though during the first half it looked like no one deserved it. But instead of being a sticker curmudgeon, we'll tip our collective cap to Thompson, who led the team in tackles (6) and pass breakups (3). In a secondary that struggled to stop Mississippi State, Thompson did his part.
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