About an hour prior to the start of LSU’s Southeastern Conference opener in Starkville, Mississippi, the Bulldogs’ nose guard Jeffery Simmons ran down to the Tigers’ end zone where he began taunting in the face of LSU’s Saahdiq Charles and several other offensive linemen.
He eventually shoved an LSU player, which is when both teams rushed to midfield and shared a few words before respective staffs split up the heated group.
Key broke the LSU single-season sack record last season with 12 and is an important piece to defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s scheme moving forward this year.
Simmons has 10 tackles this season, one sack, a forced fumble and two blocked kicks, including a 90-yard return for touchdown against Louisiana tech last weekend.
A little later after the initial scuffle, LSU defensive back Eric Monroe got involved with the trash talking when he began what appeared to be taunting Mississippi State fans by shaking invisible cowbells, a signature piece of game day in Starkville.
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