Thursday, August 30, 2007


Even though the score looks like a rout, give props to MSU's defense. It could have, and should have, been worse. Henig threw 6 interceptions, 4 in the first half, yet the halftime score was (only?) 17 zip. LSU punted 7 times. (By the way, Fisher looked good, with a 45 yard average.)

Flynn played well - 12/19 for 129 yards and 2 TDs plus he ran for 42 net yards. Perrilloux gave some reason for optimism - 2/3 and a touchdown, plus some good footwork as well.

Doucet had 9 catches for 78 yards and 1 TD. Hester led the rushing with 68 yards.

But Flynn was pressured a lot. And I'm not sure how many times he was sacked, but it was too many times. VT has a better defense than MSU. I'm a little worried. The offensive line seems like it might be our weak link right now.

The Defense was very good. Stelz had three Oskie's just by his own bad self. MSU had less than 150 yards of offense and only 13 yards rushing. True, Henig is - um - not good. However, LSU's secondary looks robust and deep and the linebackers continue to be studs.

So, this game has not changed my mind. LSU's defense will continue to give the Tigers a better than average chance to beat anybody in the nation. But, for my money, the question mark is still on the tailback (Hester is the man, but I'm still not sure why's he's not the fullback) and the offensive line.

Deeper analysis tomorrow. Nite nite.

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