LSU enters this week a perfect 6 and 0 and ranked number 2 in the whole country behind only their top rival, the Alabama Crimson Tide. The expectations are quickly growing for the Tigers to be a legitimate national championship contender, and my excitement continues to grow with the expectations. This LSU team feels special and brings an offense to the table that LSU fans have never seen before.
The Tigers traveled to Starkville, Mississippi this Saturday to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team that has struggled so far this season. Mississippi State started off pretty well on defense though, holding the Tigers to just three field goals until mid-way through the second quarter. Although their defense was contending well, Mississippi State could not seem to get things going on offense which allowed the Tigers to keep the lead the whole game. LSU was backed by another stellar performance by the now favorite to win college football’s best player award in the Heisman Trophy, Joe Burrow. Burrow threw for another 327 yards while completing 25 of 32 passes and tossing four touchdowns. Those four touchdowns gave Joe Burrow sole possession of the most passing touchdowns in a season by an LSU quarterback and we are only 7 games into the season. He has at least 5 more games to pad a little cushion to his record breaking performance this year. There is not enough to be said about how well this guy has played and led this team so far this year. Burrow has that “it” factor that every coach looks for in a player, he is a true competitor in every aspect of the game and it has helped raise the bar for the entire program. After defeating Mississippi State by a score of 36 to 13, the first time this year that the Tigers have scored less than 42 points, LSU turns their attention to next week’s strong opponent in Auburn. Auburn will make LSU’s third game against an opponent ranked in the top ten nationally, where no other team has played more than one such team. Their resume is above everyone else’s, without a doubt. Auburn has not won a game at Tiger stadium since 1998 and LSU looks to keep that streak alive as they take on Auburn next week at 3:30PM. Many fans were upset that LSU was not able to play this game at night, but to the players I don’t think it matters, they are going to bring their best game regardless. As Auburn looks to derail LSU’s perfect season, again all eyes will be on Baton Rouge with another remarkable match-up to be had. Tune in next week for the results and a pre-game synopsis of what the #2 LSU vs #1 Alabama match-up will look like. That’s all folks!