The Tigers, boasting one of the best offenses in the nation, have lit up the scoreboard in damn near every game they’ve played this year. They rank 1st in PPG (57.8), completion percentage (77.9), 2nd in passing yards/game (431.8), 3rd in yards/game (563.8) and 5th in yards/play (8.0). These are pretty wild numbers to type out for LSU, given their offensive struggles for what’s seemed like forever. But the fact is that the Bayou Bengals have laid the smackdown on everybody who’s opposed them this year.
They may face a low key test from the Aggies though. Thus far, they’ve racked up 533.5 yards per game, which sits them 9th in the nation in the category. Their yards/play (6.5) pales a bit in comparison to LSU’s mark of 8.0, but their grind-it-out style (averaging 81.8 plays/game) is no doubt the reason behind that. Their points per game mark of 38.5 is tied with the Oregon Ducks for 19th in the nation and they rank 12th in passing yards/game (326.3).
In essence, Jordan Love is playing super well right now. He’s amassed He’s amassed 1,207 yards through the first four games of the season, gone 105-for-162 on his passing attempts and thrown six touchdowns. His INTs, though, have been an eyesore. After throwing a combined 12 through his first two seasons, he’s already up to five on the season. Facing a feisty LSU secondary, his skittish play in the turnover department will no doubt have to be tempered if Utah State wants to pull off the magnificent upset.
For LSU? It’s all about just trying to keep the rhythm going. Utah State’s defense has been solid this year. But the Aggies haven’t quite faced a team like LSU, with the sheer amount of talent that they’re boasting right now at the skill positions. Especially at wide receiver. That triple threat of Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall Jr. is hard to beat. So we’ll see what Utah State has in them to try and stagnate them.
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