There is no denying that Texas A&M has one of the most explosive offenses in all of college football, but their defense has been absolutely horrible this season. The Aggie’s defense is ranked 88th in the country in scoring defense, allowing over 30 points a game and they have allowed more yards per game than any other team in the SEC.
LSU will most likely struggle to slow down Johnny Manziel and the offense, but the Tigers will need to exploit the weak Aggie defense to win the game. In Texas A&M’s two losses this season their offense played extremely well, and their defense was completely humiliated. In just two defeats, the Aggies allowed 1,183 total yards of offense and 94 points.
Texas A&M’s defensive struggles are mainly due to the fact that they lost several key defensive leaders from last year’s squad. Jonathan Stewart basically ran the defense. Spencer Nealy was the team’s emotional leader and constantly was firing up the defense. Damontre Moore made a habit of sacking the quarterback and terrorized opposing offensive lines.
LSU’s current offense is the best of the Miles era and can beat you via the run or the pass. Cam Cameron has been an excellent fit at LSU, revamping a LSU offense that has been disappointing in recent years.
The Tigers are 21st in the nation in points scored per game. They are averaging 460 total yards of offense per game in a balanced effort, using both the passing and running game effectively. The offense should be able to do their part and more against Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium.
But can the LSU defense hold up their end of the bargain?