That and a startling prediction about Ryan Perrilloux to come.
But first …
The SEC has to be confused after Saturday.
And Florida, ranked fourth, overwhelmed Troy, but it has to be concerned about allowing 31 points, despite 24 of them coming after taking a 49-0 lead.
But No. 11 Georgia lost an SEC game
to previously unranked
I watched third-ranked
Anyway, LSU must be feeling great.
The thought here going into Saturday was that, based on LSU's defense in the
season-opening victory over
For that matter, when asked about it before the game, even the most diehard of LSU fans thought I was being too kind to the Tigers.
Yeah, me, too kind … but that's another story.
But all of us were impressed by the 48-7 victory, as much for the dominance as the concept that LSU scored its points from offense by the offense, where at State the defense generated many of the points.
Virginia Tech knows it played the
best team on its schedule on Saturday, and this is being written before the new
polls come out. But if I were a voter, I'd have to put LSU No. 1 and let USC
battle its way back to the top if it deserves it. LSU's two victories by a
combined 98-7 tally are considerably more impressive than USC's 38-10 win over
LSU has the best defense out there. Swarm, smother, speed, stifle – the whole package. The only team that will score significantly on LSU will be one with a really talented, poised quarterback with equally talented and poised receivers. The only team that fits that bill might be USC.
Extremely versatile running backs and receivers, and an offensive line that showed a lot of improvement from the first game to the second.
Remember that this is a marathon
and not a sprint, but it will be shocking if LSU doesn't destroy Middle Tennessee next week, beat
Don't expect the offensive rotation to change, either, with do-everything running back Jacob Hester starting and Keiland Williams subbing in, and Flynn taking all but a few of the snaps at quarterback.
But understand that Perrilloux, regardless of his transgressions off the field and/or status with LSU coach Les Miles, is really special. He throws as good a pass as any college QB, runs well, sees the field, and gives LSU a dimension other programs would kill for.
And unless he's really fired up about taking over next season, more so than taking the money for Sundays, the prediction here is that Perrilloux will be the first non-starting quarterback to go in the first round of next year's NFL draft.
He's that good, which should tell you just how good LSU is, too.