K.J. Costello, the Bulldogs' quarterback, transferred from Stanford and was making his first SEC appearance. All he did was set the SEC single-game record for passing yards with 623 yards. He added five touchdowns in the 44-34 win.
After coaching stops at Texas Tech and Washington State, Leach was back in the SEC for the first time since being Kentucky's offensive coordinator in 1998 and social media loved it all.
42-25.. https://t.co/SO07LT3l5Q— K'Lavon Chaisson (@S4CKGURU) September 26, 2020
Wait wait dude has 600 passing yards?!?!?— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) September 26, 2020
lol at Mike Leach coaching one game in the SEC and his QB setting the all-time SEC single-game passing record— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 26, 2020
KJ Costello is the first SEC QB to ever throw for 600 yards in a single game. Welcome to a Mike Leach offense Mississippi State— George Jarjour (@gjarjour) September 26, 2020
Mississippi State kicks off the Mike Leach era with a 44-34 win over 6th ranked LSU. pic.twitter.com/hDt1vTDlN9— Tru Maroon Nation (@TruMaroonNation) September 26, 2020
Mike leach after beating LSU:— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) September 26, 2020
"We played LSU because New England, Green Bay, and the Chiefs already had somebody scheduled"
"You think you should run the ball a little more?"— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) September 26, 2020
Mike Leach: pic.twitter.com/0bkfW0fYuV
LSU is just the 4th defending champion in the last 60 seasons to lose their season opener at home and first since Notre Dame in 1978.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 26, 2020
K.J. Costello had 623 passing yards, the most in a game in SEC history and the 11th-most in a game in FBS history. pic.twitter.com/tXdEaoOxoZ
National Champions 34— MSU GIFs (@MSUGIFS) September 26, 2020
Mississippi State 44 pic.twitter.com/quyrzcAl4w
LSU seriously tries to claim DBU?— Mr. Ohio (@MrOH1O) September 26, 2020
LSU fans. Please never speak again about DBU.— Brutus Wayne™ ➐ (@BuckeyeBat) September 26, 2020
K.J. Costello & Mike Leach pic.twitter.com/QwjoxMKQEw— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 26, 2020
Mike Leach arriving back in Starkville pic.twitter.com/CytA3AfcpZ— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) September 26, 2020