Baton Rouge- The Washington Huskies (1-1) came into Tiger Stadium with high hopes on Saturday but the LSU Tigers (2-0) proved to be too strong. The Huskies started the game with an opening kickoff fumble recovery, which gave the Huskies the ball on the Tigers twenty-yard line to begin the game. The Tigers only gave up a field goal on that drive and that was all they gave up the entire game.
The LSU defense was fantastic giving up only 183 yards of total offense and only 26 of those yards came from the ground. The Huskies were not able to move the ball against LSU’s deep and talented defensive line. The Huskies only managed to get 12 first downs while the Tigers doubled it with 24.
LSU had a total of 437 yards, 195 passing and 242 rushing. The passing yards could have been significantly higher if the Tiger receivers had not dropped a few passes that hit them in the hands. Mettenberger after the game acknowledged that those drops are uncharacteristic of his receivers and he expects them to be able to bounce back next week. Spencer Ware very well could have had a touchdown pass and a top 10 nominee on ESPN if his Jarvis Landry had not dropped the ball downfield.
Alfred Blue led the Tigers backfield with 101 yards on 14 carries and 1 TD. Michael Ford, Kenny Hillard, and Spencer Ware all chipped in with 40+ yards of there own. The Tigers dominated the game at the line of scrimmage averaging 4.7 yards a carry. If they really wanted to they could hand the ball off every play and they would never be stopped. But I think we all like seeing the mix of run and pass
Mettenberger did an outstanding job of moving around the pocket and finding his guys downfield. Although sometimes they did not do such a good job of picking him up when the pass was a little off target, you would expect some mistakes this early in the season. Zach finished 12-18 with 195 yards and 1 TD another one was dropped by Russell Shepard in the end zone and that drive resulted in a field goal. Miles was very happy with Zach’s performance but again stated that he would have looked a lot better had some of his players caught the balls they dropped.
No football game is perfect and even in a 41-3 victory in Baton Rouge you better believe we can always find something to nit-pick about, especially after ending last season the way we did.
This team is setup and posed to have another tremendous run this season all we need to do is strap in and get ready for the ride.