LSU hosts Northwestern State on Saturday in Baton Rouge. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.
Northwestern State: NR, FCS
|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)|
|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
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.
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 14Powers.com 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.
This Week’s SEC Football News and Analysis
|Game||First Looks||3 Keys|
|Kansas State vs. Mississippi State||KSU||MSU||Preview||KSU 31, MSU 24||Stats|
|Colorado State vs. Arkansas||CSU||Arky||Preview||Arkansas 55, CSU 34||Stats|
|Northwestern St vs. LSU||NWSU||LSU||Preview||LSU 65, NWSU 14||Stats|
|Florida vs. Kentucky||FLA / UK||UK / FLA||Preview||Florida 29, UK 21||Stats|
|Kent State vs. Auburn||Kent St.||Auburn||Preview||Auburn 55, Kent St. 16||Stats|
|Alabama vs. South Carolina||USC / Bama||Bama / USC||Preview||Bama 47, USC 23||Stats|
|SE Missouri St vs. Missouri||SEMO||Mizzou||Preview||Mizzou 50, SEMO 0||Stats|
|Lamar vs. Texas A&M||Lamar||Texas A&M||Preview||TAMU 62, Lamar 3||Stats|
|Arkansas St. vs. Georgia||Ark. State||UGA||Preview||UGA 55, ASU 0||Stats|
|Chattanooga vs. Tennessee||UTC||Tennessee||Preview||Tennessee 45, UTC 0||Stats|
|SE Louisiana vs. Ole Miss||SE Louisiana||Ole Miss||Preview||Ole Miss 40, SELA 29||Stats|