WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 pm CT
WHERE: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge, La.)
TV/RADIO: SEC Network/Tiger Radio Network
SERIES: Missouri leads 1-0
LAST MEETING: Missouri beat LSU 20-15 in 1978
LINE: LSU -14
1st Quarter Analysis
LSU is flat out dominating on the defensive side of the ball outside of the first down Mizzou got at the end of the first quarter. Drew Lock has been testing the LSU secondary and has been unable to really get going. He's just 3-for-7 for nine yards on the night. LSU's offense opened with four straight passes on the Tigers' first possession and did a nice job mixing it up. The Tigers opened in a four wide receiver set and rolled Etling, before getting back to some more traditional looks and running the football. Derrius Guice ripped off a dazzling 42-yard touchdown run to give LSU a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers have to continue to keep Mizzou on its toes by mixing up the play calling. I'd like to see some screens worked in there by Steve Ensminger to help with the Missouri pass rush.
2nd Quarter Analysis
LSU took advantage of a Missouri interception on the second play of the quarter by driving 13 plays and 89 yards in 6:01. The drive featured a jet sweep, some deep shots, and plenty of Derrius Guice. Both touchdown drives for LSU ended with Guice touchdown runs. LSU's second scoring drive went 93 yards in five plays in a little over two minutes. That's moving. LSU has shown offensively to be explosive, but also controlling. LSU has held the ball for 21:46 compared to Mizzou's 8:16. That's dominating. On the defensive side of the ball, LSU has held Missouri to 26 yards on the ground. Missouri hasn't been able to get anything going at all. Outside of the end of the half, where Missouri pieced together a couple screens, the air hasn't been friendly to them either. This game could get chippy as well as LSU and Missouri had to be separated after J'Mon Moore stuck the ball in Tre'Davious White's face at the end of the half, causing a scuffle. LSU leads 21-0 behind creative play calling, shutdown defense and a lot of big plays from Derrius Guice.
3rd Quarter Analysis
LSU opened the second half with an 8-play touchdown drive that was efficient and again featured Guice, this time in the screen game. Darrel Williams finished it off with a touchdown run of his own to put LSU up 28-0. Missouri got things going on offense in two of their drives, but LSU's defense stood up in a big way. LSU nearly took over after punting on a reviewed muffed that kept the ball for Missouri. Colby Delahoussaye missed a 47-yard field goal, which kept LSU off the board after their first touchdown. LSU went three and out in their latest drive, but take over in the fourth ready to go on a drive.
LSU-Missouri Quick Links
- Tiger Blitz previews LSU vs. Missouri in our game preview.
- Davon Godchaux returns to team, Fournette a gametime decision.
- STORY: It's Geaux Time for Coach O and LSU
- Watch Orgeron's Thursday press conference plus, he updates the status of some players.
- Missouri players discuss LSU and Death Valley.
- From the other side: Tiger Blitz chats with Black and Gold Illustrated about LSU-Missouri.
- STORY: Ed Orgeron pushing the right buttons with LSU.
- WATCH: LSU players and Ed Orgeron meet with media.
- STORY: Players talk about jolt of energy with Orgeron.
- Key takeaways from Lunch with Coach O.
Follow Tiger Blitz from Tiger Stadium as the Tigers gear up for their first game under Ed Orgeron.