LSU rushing offense
While some Tiger fans worry
themselves sick about the LSU rushing attack and senior Jacob Hester getting
every start, people need to relax. The Tigers are running the ball as well as
anyone in the league, averaging 231 yards per game behind a makeshift offensive
line that was supposed to be the team's Achilles' heel. Not exactly the fact.
The Tigers rotate a number of running backs into the game, and it all begins
with Hester. Keiland Williams, Charles Scott, Richard Murphy, and Trindon Holliday as well as quarterbacks Matt Flynn, Ryan Perrilloux and Andrew Hatch
all get their turn running the ball.
LSU passing offense
Ryan Perrilloux proved his worth
last weekend stepping in for an injured Matt Flynn. In Flynn's absence,
Perrilloux completed 20 of 25 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns. All of
that and he remains the backup. LSU can throw the ball as well as they run it
and have a number of weapons to which to throw. Even though Early Doucet
probably won't play with a groin pull, LSU has too many weapons to catch the
ball. Terrance Toliver, Demetrius Byrd, and Jared Mitchell all burst onto the
scene in a big way last week against Middle Tennessee.
What is it going to take for LSU to
lead the nation in rushing defense? They probably need to play Notre Dame, which
is a big reason why
Blake Mitchell, beware. Opposing
quarterbacks haven't faired all that well against LSU's attacking defense. The
LSU special teams
Other than giving up too many yards on kickoff returns, the Tiger special teams has been superb this season. Patrick Fisher has been booting the heck out of punts, and Colt David has been on the money with all field goal and extra point tries. LSU could be better on kick returns, but no one seems to be complaining by the way they are moving the ball on offense. Ryan Succop is a talented specialist and handles both kicking and punting duties.