PREVIEW: LSU-Tulane Head to Head

Today, takes a look at the key head to head matchups in Saturday's LSU-Tulane game.

Head to Head:


Tulane WR vs. LSU CB

Jeremy Williams vs. Jonathan Zenon


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 DT

Herman Johnson vs. Avery Williams


For the second week in a row, LSU will be facing a team that is very suspect against the run. Sure, South 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.



Player to Watch:


Matt Forte

TB, Senior

6-2, 223

Slidell, La.

Slidell HS


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.

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