Zach Mettenberger has been everything that Tiger fans had hoped he would be and more. With the help of new offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, Mettenberger looks like a completely different quarterback. Last year, he was at the helm of a horribly disappointing passing attack. This year he has turned it around, and the passing game is arguably LSU’s biggest threat. Zach Mettenberger is on pace for a record setting senior season.
With Mettenberger’s early dominance, he could set several LSU passing records this season. Mettenberger has been the most valuable player for a LSU offense that is averaging 43 points a game.
Mettenberger has thrown for 1398 yards this year, averaging 279.6 yards a game. Rohan Davey currently holds the record for passing yards with 3,347 yards, 279.2 yards a game. Mettenberger is on pace to set the record, but LSU has just started their SEC schedule. He will need to play even better than he has in the first five games if he going to break this record.
Mettenberger has also thrown for 13 touchdowns in just five games, and is on pace for nearly 34 touchdowns. JaMarcus Russell and Matt Mauck are currently tied for the LSU record with 28 passing touchdowns in a season. While it looks like Mettenberger will break the record with ease, five of Mettenber’s 13 touchdown strikes came against the horrendous UAB secondary. I think he still breaks it, as he has looked better in every game he has played, with the exception of the rainy Auburn game.
Mettenberger has been a breakout player for the Tigers this season. Cam Cameron deserves a lot of credit in turning Mettenberger into one of the top quarterback in the SEC. Mettenberger should carve up the strangely weak SEC defenses this year. He will be exciting to watch as he gets closer to a spot in the LSU record books.