Today, TigerRag.com takes a look at the key head to head matchups in Saturday's LSU-Tulane game.
Tulane WR vs. LSU
Jeremy Williams vs.
Tulane's passing game leaves a lot
to be desired. The Green Wave's main offensive weapon is running back Matt Forte. But beyond Forte, Jeremy Williams is probably the Wave's second-best
offensive player. A 6-2, 203-pound wideout from Houston, Williams has caught six
passes this season for 135 yards. Williams, along with Casey Robottom, makes up
the bulk of the Tulane receiving corps in terms of yardage. Jonathan Zenon
continues to play well as does the rest of the Tiger secondary. It shouldn't be
much of a matchup.
LSU LG vs. Tulane
Herman Johnson vs.
For the second week in a row, LSU
will be facing a team that is very suspect against the run. Sure,
Carolina was 92nd in the nation, but the
Gamecocks have better athletes up front than Tulane. The Wave is ranked
82nd against the run, giving up 176 yards per game. Look for the
biggest size mismatch to be on the left side of the line. The Tigers' 6-8,
340-pound Herman Johnson will go up against Tulane's 6-0, 288-pound defensive
tackle Avery Williams.
Matt Forte was one of the best
football players ever to emerge from Slidell High
School. He has been solid at tailback for the Green
Wave for three years and has put up some good numbers so far this season. In the
first two games, yards were hard to come by as he totaled 122 yards versus
Miss. State and Houston. But Forte ran wild against Southeastern Louisiana last Saturday, amassing 303 yards
on 40 carries with a trio of touchdowns in Tulane's 35-27 victory.