SEC Football Preview: LSU vs. Northwestern State

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LSU hosts Northwestern State on Saturday in Baton Rouge. previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Ga. Southern W 55-0
09/07/19 @ Texas W 45-38
09/14/19 Northwestern St.
09/21/19 @ Vanderbilt
10/05/19 Utah St.
10/12/19 Florida
10/19/19 @ Mississippi St.
10/26/19 Auburn
11/09/19 @ Alabama
11/16/19 @ Mississippi
11/23/19 Arkansas
11/30/19 Texas A&M

Northwestern State

Date Opponent Result
08/29/19 @ UT Martin L 20-42
09/07/19 Midwestern State L 7-33
09/14/19 @ LSU
09/21/19 @ Houston Baptist
09/28/19 Southeastern Louisiana
10/12/19 @ Nicholls
10/19/19 Central Arkansas
11/26/19 @ Incarnate Word
11/02/19 @ McNeese
11/09/19 Lamar
11/16/19 @ Sam Houston State
11/23/19 Stephen F. Austin


LSU: 3

Northwestern State: NR, FCS

Key Stats

Stat SE Missouri St. Missouri
Rushing Offense 206.0 173.0 (59)
Passing Offense 181.0 286.5 (34)
Total Offense 387.0 459.5 (47)
Scoring Offense 30.5 34.5 (52)
Rushing Defense 217.5 163.5 (93)
Total Defense 421.5 280.0 (31)
Scoring Defense 32.0 22.0 (55)
Interceptions 1 3 (9)
Sacks 1.5 1.5 (88)
Tackles for loss 6.5 7.5 (28)
Turnover margin 0.0 0.0 (54)
3rd Down Conv. 0.321 (81) 0.438 (54)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.448 (76) 0.393 (80)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Northwestern State

QB Shelton Eppler, RB Stadford Anderson, RG Tyler Rapp, WR Akile Davis, LB Brice Borgeson, DB Nick Forde, LB Adrion Robertson.


WR Justin Jefferson, QB Joe Burrow, OL Damien Lewis, C Lloyd Cushenberry, LB Jacob Phillips, DB Kristian Fulton, DB Grant Delpit, DL Rashard Lawrence, LB Michael Divinity.



None reported.

Northwestern State

None reported.



Another tuneup game for LSU. It’s the Tigers versus LSU head coach Ed Orgeron’s alma mater. He’ll probably call off the dogs on his school.. but maybe not. You’ve got to admire Orgeron. He fought his way back to a head coaching position after a disastrous tenure at Ole Miss and he did it by being a successful interim head coach twice, the second time at LSU. LSU took a chance on him and struck gold. He’s a great coach and a wonderful ambassador for the LSU program and the state of Louisiana. The story about him finding out about Texas and no air conditioning is interesting. He’s a networker and was smart enough to call the Louisiana Tech coaches to get the scoop on Texas. The Tech coaches informed him that Texas didn’t have air conditioning in the visitor’s locker room. Imagine spending your halftime in the heart of Texas in a hot locker room. Orgeron had blowers brought with the team to Austin to mitigate that situation. What’s really neat is that he trumpeted Texas’ dirty tactics to the rest of the college football world. From here on every non-Big 12 team that schedules Texas for summer games will likely require in the contract that Texas provide adequate cooling in the visitor’s locker room. Looking at this season’s LSU team, they might be the best team in the country.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 35, Northwestern St 3

In-Season Prediction

LSU 38, Northwestern State 3

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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