This Saturday, LSU hosts their first game of the year, as UAB travels to Death Valley. The contest begins at 7:00 pm, fostering a night game in Tiger Stadium. The greatest fans in the nation are going to be going nuts, and the Tigers will not disappoint. The fact that Troy quarterback, Corey Robinson, completed 30 of his 32 pass attempts against UAB in week one should excite LSU fans. Cam Cameron will most likely attack the weak Blazers secondary, using Zach Mettenberger to make himself look good.
Zach Mettenberger was sensational in week one, throwing for over 250 yards and a touchdown, against what was thought of as the top defense in the Big 12. With Corey Robinson completing 93.8 percent of his passes for 319 yards against the Blazers, I am predicting that Zach Mettenberger throws his first 300-yard passing game of his collegiate career. With how reliable Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry were in week one, there aren’t many reasons for Cameron not to air the ball out. Both stars receivers will top the century mark in receiving yards, for the second time in two games.
A big question mark for the game is whether or not Tigers fans will see Jeremy Hill play. I can see logical explanations for both possibilities.
Things that point to him playing:
- The coaches already made him sit out of a big game
- He is arguably the best back on the team
- Les Miles has been hinting at Hill returning soon
Miles stated after the TCU game,
We’ll put him on the field, I guess I should say, when we’re ready. I think he’s coming. I think his time is in front of us.
Things that point against him playing:
- He assaulted a man
- LSU is playing UAB
- LSU has plenty of depth at running back without him
At the end of the day, it really does not matter who plays running back for LSU. Any of the LSU running backs are capable of carving up the UAB defense. I am excited to see Terence Magee prove the TCU contest wasn’t a fluke.
Saturday will be a fun day for tailgating in Baton Rouge. The game will be entertaining for the fans because they will be able to witness gaudy offensive statistics that have been foreign to the Tigers for several years. The LSU offense is going to look incredible against an awful defense. LSU will win this game by more than 45!