In the waning minutes of LSU’s game against Arkansas, things were looking awful for the Tigers. They were pinned inside their own one yard, trailing by three, and their star quarterback and wide receiver were out with injuries. That is when freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings took over. His remarkable performance earned him Co-Freshman of the Week honors with Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Chris Jones was a force for Mississippi State in their overtime win over rival Ole Miss. Jones constantly reeked havoc in the Ole Miss backfield and ended the night with 5 tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss.
Jennings was called on in big way and he responded. Losing to a 3-8 Arkansas team, who hadn’t won a conference game all year, would have been a season defining loss for the Tigers, and would have been detrimental to their bowl picture.
The young quarterback marched his team down the field, with both his legs and his arm. Jennings rushed for 26 yards including a key 21 yard run. He completed four of his seven pass attempts for 76 yards, including the game-winning 49 yard touchdown strike to Travin Dural.
Jennings came up huge for LSU and is only a true freshman. His performance should excite Tiger fans for what his future holds. Zach Mettenberger is a senior so Jennings will most likely be handed the reins to the offense next season.