Hello Tiger fans! We like to keep things exciting in Death Valley! You can play up or down to teams but a win is a win. We are a great team, but we let someone play us with more drive and hype.
I don’t want this game to be misinterpreted. Louisiana Tech never looked like they were on our level. We were forcing turnovers, flipping the scoreboard and dominating every other aspect, as expected. They couldn’t stop our powerful run game and Joe Burrow came out throwing perfect dimes.
Yes, we absolutely got a little dry when fans started leaving and the game was so one-sided. Yes, we let them sneak 21 points on us while we sulked around wondering how one of J’Mar Smith’s 50 passes was completed down the field. Louisiana Tech was as fiery as expected and when they got a few things go their way, it fueled their fire. This is how these games are meant to go. One good play gives them all the confidence in the world and if you can’t crush it, it’s hard to shake them off.
If we had kept our motivation going through the whole game we would’ve dominated. We started and finished strong, but next week against Ole Miss I want us to keep our pace throughout the game, even if their defense is weak. It’s full-throttle all the way, baby! That’s how you dominate.
We had some improvements too. Joe Burrow was great with pressure, and we dominated the trenches after a poor showing at Southeastern. As for the best effort I saw, Grant Delpit wins that award by a mile. He looked like Jamal Adams. As an honorable mention I’ll nominate Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who got 136 yards on the ground, scrambling through would-be tacklers. Look out for number nine and number 22! LSU has so many great playmakers, a bright future is unavoidable!