The LSU Tigers are headed for Starkville with all kinds of momentum looking to get our first SEC West wins in a season that could hold another five in as many games. LSU hasn’t struggled in “trap games” this season, but we’ll play another one tommorrow and we’ll come out on top. For this team that knows they have something real special going we play up everyday to keep it going.
Mississippi State has struggled heavily this season and will try to give LSU some type of trouble even in another bad loss. They have been the most disappointing SEC team this year after a very strong 2018 season. They have some amount of talent but with a mess at quarterback and health concerns on the offensive line they’ve been on a steep decline that peaked last week with a loss to a terrible Tennessee team.
Miss. St. has struggled against the pass rush all season so it will be nice to see this LSU unit we’re all calling for to be more consistent take advantage of this weakness. Kylin Hill is an explosive running back, but we’ll get to him and with improved tackling after an embarrassing performance against a similar Vandy running back in K’Shawn Vaughn, he won’t be successful enough to move the ball single-handedly. They will start Garrett Shrader, a true freshman with some experience, at QB. We should create some turnovers and make Shrader very uncomfortable in his own home stadium. They’ve thrown him in several times to try to right the ship in the second half but he has been helpless behind their front. We have to get after him too. Shrader is a talented QB with good legs and a big arm and I don’t want Shrader to have a Kyle Trask-like performance against us. That wouldn’t be a good sign only two games away from Tua.
I’m not worried about their defense. We are just so overpowering on offense I don’t see a defense of their caliber slowing us down. Their defensive line is a huge step down from the historic Miss. St. defensive line last year. They are most definitely not the DBU we need to worry about. Even Bo Nix the talented freshman quarterback for Auburn who has struggled heavily this year, throwing three interceptions against Florida’s secondary, threw for over 300 yards against Miss. St. They will likely give LSU a different defense to pick apart, but they usually like to run man to man. If they show up wanting to run man, J’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson will become huge threats. I can see another big 300+ yard game for Burrow and 100+ yard games for Chase and Jefferson. The only question mark is how LSU’s offense based on a lot of communication will be able to execute under the drowning noise of cowbell. If Joe Burrow treats this like every other obstacle we’ll be fine.
Let’s go claim the SEC West! GEAUX TIGERS!