LSU vs. Georgia Southern Prediction, Game Preview

LSU vs. Georgia Southern Prediction, Game Preview

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LSU vs. Georgia Southern Prediction, Game Preview


LSU vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction and game preview.

LSU vs. Georgia Southern Broadcast

Date: Saturday, August 31
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Network: ESPNU

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LSU (0-0) vs. Georgia Southern (0-0) Game Preview

Now everyone loves LSU.

Last year at this time, the Tigers were going to lose to Miami to open the season, Ed Orgeron was going to be fired, and it was going to be a lost season  … until it wasn’t.

Are they ripe for the picking against a dangerous Georgia Southern team with its devastating option offense?

The Eagles have to go to Minnesota in a few weeks, and they have a BRUTAL Sun Belt schedule – yes, it’s possible – going on the road to face Appalachian State, Troy and Arkansas State. Of course, this is the toughest battle on the board.

For LSU, this is a tune-up, and that’s a problem. With a trip to Texas to follow, the focus might not be 100% on the task at hand.

Why Georgia Southern Will Win

Can the running game really get going on this LSU D?

There’s not going to be much of a passing game for the Tigers to worry about – if any – but that’s because the ground attack is so dangerous. You can prepare, prepare, and prepare some more to stop it, but it’s the knuckleball – good luck hitting it.

Of course the LSU linebacking corps is going to be athletic and great, but Devin White is gone and there’s some adjusting being done.

On the other side, Georgia Southern has some real, live talent. Kindle Vildor is an NFL-caliber corner and one of the best defensive players on the field – even with all of LSU’s stars – and Monquavion Brinson is a factor on the other side.

Why LSU Will Win

The LSU run defense is going to be more than fine.

It had all offseason to prepare for this, the speed in the back seven should make up for the option issues, and the line is nasty enough to get behind the line and stop it all before it gets started.

It’s okay to allow 250 rushing yards against this team, because that might be all they get.

On the other side, the Georgia Southern formula works when it controls the clock. The running game keeps the chains moving, the defense is rested, and there aren’t any turnovers – the Eagles led the nation in turnover margin last season

LSU was and will be awesome at owning the time of possession battle, and it was seventh in the nation in turnover margin.

What’s Going To Happen

Georgia Southern will be a bit thorny for a while. The offense will keep things moving, but it won’t be able to close out drives well enough.

LSU will blast away with an efficient and effective performance on the way to a good, solid win – don’t get caught up in how it looks.

LSU vs. Georgia Southern Prediction, Line

LSU 37, Georgia Southern 13
Line: LSU -27.5, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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