The Vandals come to Baton Rouge with an 0 – 2 record and not many positive signs to point to. They rank 106th in the nation in total offense and have struggled to establish any semblance of a running game ranking 122nd out of a possible 124 teams in FBS.
The LSU defense, which ranks 5th in total defense and 7th in rush defense, should control the line of scrimmage fairly easily Saturday night in this matchup. With the inability to have a balance offensive attack, the LSU defense will force the Idaho offense to be a one dimensional unit, forcing them to be a pass oriented team and should pressure the Idaho offense into many mistakes.
It will not get any easier on the other side of the ball for the Vandals. The Vandals give up an average of over 120 yards per game on the ground to opposing offenses and now face one of college football’s best rushing attacks. The Tigers come into the game 11th in the country in rushing with 279 yards averaged on the ground per game this season.
The non – conference regular season winning streak is not the only record on the line for the Tigers Saturday. With a win, LSU will break the school record for the most consecutive victories in Tiger Stadium with 20.
This contest is a simple one for the Tigers. Show up, each player do his individual job, get out of it injury free, and get ready to head to Auburn next week for the opening of conference play for the season. While also setting a couple of memorable records in the process.