SEC Football Preview: LSU vs. Utah State

Utah State and LSU logos

LSU faces Utah State on Saturday in Baton Rouge. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

LSU

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Ga. Southern W 55-3
09/07/19 @ Texas W 45-38
09/14/19 Northwestern St. W 65-14
09/21/19 @ Vanderbilt W 66-38
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

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Utah State

Date Opponent Result
08/30/19 @ Wake Forest L 35-38
09/07/19 Stony Brook W 62-7
09/21/19 @ San Diego St. W 23-17
09/28/19 Colorado St. W 34-24
10/05/19 @ LSU
10/19/19 Nevada
10/26/19 @ Air Force
11/02/19 Brigham Young
11/09/19 @ Fresno St.
11/16/19 Wyoming
11/23/19 Boise St.
11/30/19 @ New Mexico

ESPN FPI

LSU: 6

Utah State: 50

Key Stats

Stat Utah State LSU
Rushing Offense 206.8 (35) 131.8 (93)
Passing Offense 326.3 (12) 431.8 (2)
Total Offense 533.0 (9) 563.5 (3)
Scoring Offense 38.5 (19) 57.8 (1)
Rushing Defense 114.0 (35) 96.5 (24)
Total Defense 377.5 (57) 320.0 (32)
Scoring Defense 21.5 (43) 23.3 (49)
Interceptions 2 (85) 2 (85)
Sacks 2.0 (74) 2.75 (29)
Tackles for loss 7.0 (34) 6.4 (59)
Turnover margin -0.5 (97) 0.0 (65)
3rd Down Conv. 0.500 (17) 0.542 (6)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.395 (81) 0.344 (48)

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Injuries

LSU

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/29/19 DE Glen Logan Foot is “?” Saturday vs Utah State
09/29/19 WR Justin Jefferson Ankle injured last game – is “?” Saturday vs Utah State
09/29/19 LB K’Lavon Chaisson Lower Body is “?” Saturday vs Utah State
09/29/19 DE Rashard Lawrence Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Utah State
09/22/19 WR Terrace Marshall Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
09/16/19 S Todd Harris Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
09/13/19 WR Dee Anderson Suspension is out for season

Utah State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/26/19 DE Fua Leilua Knee is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This is an interesting game. Most will write it off as an easy LSU win but Utah State is far from the worst team on LSU’s schedule. They are rated higher by ESPN than Vandy which scored 38 points on the Tigers. Still, LSU should win this one by double digits.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 47, Utah State 10

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

LSU 45, Utah State 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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