Of course LSU has talent.
It has the lines, it has the speed, and it has the toughness on the defensive front to take over the game early on. It might have been a wee bit hairy for a little while in the fourth quarter, and it would’ve been nice to close a little earlier, but LSU just roasted the preseason No. 8 team in the country.
Joe Burrow only completed 11-of-24 passes, but he didn’t throw any picks, and he kept his poise under the pressure.
He didn’t turn it over against the Turnover Chain defense.
The running game only averaged 3.8 yards per carry and ran for 156, but Nick Brossette tore off a huge 50-yard scoring dash on the way to a 125-yard day. The O line did its part to keep things moving.
The defense gave up a few late scores, but it had a suffocating day against the Miami ground game, and it was in Malik Rosier’s face all game long.
The secondary got the pick-six it needed to effectively put the game away, and Cole Tracy was a find with four field goals, including a 54-yarder.
No, it wasn’t a perfect game, but considering Ed Orgeron was on every offseason Hot Seat Coaches list, a relative blowout on a national stage is exactly what the program needed.
And now, the SEC West is looking like it’ll be a whole lot of fun.
Yeah, throw in the date with Georgia, and the Tigers have a brutal slate to deal with. But now, everyone looks like it has to deal with a killer LSU team, too.