September 1, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs back a punt for a touchdown, but the play was called back due to an illegal block during the first quarter of a game against the North Texas Mean Green at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Huskies are comin to town


Sept 1, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) kneels on the field following the Huskies 21-12 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Washington (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at No. 3 LSU (1-0, 0-0 SEC)

Kickoff: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Spread: LSU by 23.5

 

This Saturday will make for some good television one way or another. The top ranked Tigers host a hopeful Husky team from Washington with their eyes on ending LSU’s 28 straight non-conference victories, one shy of tying the record. Washington has prepared this week by bringing in a live Bengal Tiger to practice just to get their players used to walking out of the tunnel and seeing Mike the Tiger there ready to roar.

Washington has a junior playmaker at Quarterback Keith Price would need to have a flawless game against the best defensive team in the country and in Tiger Stadium the odds are stacked against him.

The Huskies are also sending out sophomore running back Bishop Sankey who is filling in for the injured running back Jesse Callier who tore his ACL last week against San Diego State, this could spell trouble for a team that did not pose much of a threat even with the star running back.

LSU’s defense is fast, mean, and ferocious the defensive line will be able to catch a scrambling Price if needed. This game will look and resemble the LSU vs West Virgina game a year ago. The Huskies may make a few plays early to keep it interesting but LSU’s defensive depth and speed will help the Tigers prevail.

Washington

Avg. Yds (Rk)

Category

LSU

Avg. Yds (Rk)

222.0 (50th)

Pass Off.

192.0 (69th)

106.0 (77th)

Rush Off.

316.0 (9th)

128.0 (18th)

Pass Def.

143.0 (21st)

199.0 (71st)

Rush Def.

76.0 (23rd)

 

Odell Beckam Jr. helped everyone forget about the Honey Badger, for now. Although he returned two punts for touchdowns, both for over 70 yards, one was called back due to a block in the back. Another against Washington would help the special teams loss of Mathieu.

This game will come down to who can pound the ball up the middle. But with Washington only getting 88 total yards from their two lead backs while the tigers totaled 264 from its lead rushers the game seems to be in the hands of the LSU running backs. They will need to hold onto the ball and help Mettenberger setup the pass, if the Tigers do this correctly it will be a rout in Tiger Stadium this Saturday.

 

 

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