The LSU Tigers showed us how well-rounded on offense they can be, as the receivers got a little bit of attention in the win against Chattanooga Mocs, 45-10.
Despite the penalties—several of them (11 for 74 yards), the Tigers’ offense was exceptional. Quarterback Danny Etling showcased his throwing talent through deep balls, and it was impressive. Although he didn’t throw much, the passes that he made were significant. Etling completed eight of his 14 passes for 227 yards and one touchdown.
Most of Etling’s passes went to wide receiver DJ Chark, who may become a household name after his performance tonight. Chark had three receptions for 103 yards and a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown. Etling also utilized four more receivers with at least one reception each.
Of course, the Tigers’ running game was a big factor. Running back Derrius Guice led the pack of nine rushers with at least one carry. He had 15 carries for 102 yards with two touchdowns. Darrell Williams scored twice on rushes of four and three yards.
LSU’s defense made five sacks without Arden Key, who is still sidelined after offseason shoulder surgery.
The offense had their way in this game and Coach Orgeron picked the perfect time to try different looks and get more players touches. Etling is developing well under offensive coordinator Matt Canada. With him showing his arm strength, LSU could be that we all know they can be.
The Tigers will start their conference play against Mississippi State next Saturday and should be a bit of challenge for them. This game was preparation to get them ready. They certainly look the part.