I guess that means Tulane would
Whatever. Makes no difference.
For what it's worth, I think
But Tulane beat
The Tigers entertain State at 11:30 a.m. and one can only hope it's cooler than it was this past Saturday for the early kickoff. It was flat-out gross Saturday, so hot and humid that it was no wonder Tiger Stadium began to empty midway through the second quarter of the Tulane debacle.
The same thing will be happening
this week, because State is awful. The Bulldogs finally got a win Saturday,
beating UAB in overtime. That followed defeats to
All of which means that by this
time Saturday afternoon, LSU will be 4-1, State will be 1-4 and the Tigers will
have already known where
LSU needs all the help it can get
from outside sources. Simply put, if LSU takes care of business – meaning it
wins all the rest of its games, which is highly unlikely – someone else has to
Scoreboard watching in September?
Meanwhile, back to LSU.
Consider that LSU has allowed in four games 3, 3, 7 and 7 points. This defense is so quick and powerful it has a chance to go down as the best in LSU history. Certainly it compares as equal to the unit LSU rode to the 2003 national championship. Ask Lester Ricard, the Tulane quarterback who transferred from LSU and is still looking for his senses that were knocked away in the second quarter.
Trust me that he wasn't the only sore Greenie on Sunday morning. LSU is so speedy and hits so hard with so many guys it's stunning.
Tulane offensive coordinator Frank Scelfo told The Times-Picayune, "I just think they physically beat us up. They beat up our receivers. They beat up our line."
Accordingly, don't be surprised if State gets shut out for the third time this year. The prediction here is, well, 49-3 or 49-7. That seems to be the common theme in Tiger Stadium.
But after that, it's back to really
serious business when LSU goes to
So far, LSU is 0-1 on the road. State marks the last so-called tune-up in a season when LSU has to not only take care of business, but get some help along the way.