LSU rushing offense
It is no secret that every team in
the country knows LSU is having trouble running the ball this season. It is
difficult to say that the Tigers cannot run the ball because they are averaging
158 yards on the ground per game. But against the likes of
LSU passing offense
As it has been and will be in every
game this season, it will be very hard for any team to slow down the Tigers'
passing attack. JaMarcus Russell, who leads the SEC in passing efficiency, has
been stellar is most games this season. His only struggles have on the road at
The Volunteers have prided themselves on their ability to run the football in years past. However, that is not the case this season. The Vols are generating a whole 113 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 86th in the nation. LaMarcus Coker is the team's leading running back, having rushed for all of 393 yards on 62 trips with one touchdown. LSU ranks seventh against the run allowing a stingy 72 yards per game on the ground. Look for the Volunteers to be quite one-dimensional.
Erik Ainge couldn't have asked for a better set of circumstances with former Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe taking over as offensive coordinator. Ainge has risen from relative obscurity a year ago to the SEC's leading passer in both yards and completions. He is second in touchdowns. Ainge has matured greatly from his sophomore season and is playing with lots of poise and confidence. The Tigers, however, are strong against the pass, ranking fifth in the nation in pass defense (139 yards per game). LSU is No. 1 nationally in pass-efficiency defense. This should be a good matchup.
Special teams have been far from
special this year for the LSU Tigers. Chris Jackson has struggled punting the
football, and LSU's return game, until recently, has been a collection of