LSU Regular Season Report Cards: Jeremy Hill and Terrence Magee

Jeremy Hill

Nov 29, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) celebrates a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to the start of the season it appeared that LSU would primarily use running backs Jeremy Hill, Alfred Blue, and Kenny Hilliard. Terrence Magee was expected to be used sparingly as a fourth option. Hill’s status was even questionable due to his involvement in a bar fight. However, the majority of the running production came from Jeremy Hill and Terrence Magee. These two talented backs were the force behind a powerful LSU rushing attack.

Magee was not expected to see much playing time, but was given a chance against TCU due to Hill’s suspension. He took full advantage of his opportunity rushing for 95 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries. There were several games where Hill was used almost exclusively, which hurt Magee’s production. Magee was a real hit or miss this season. Four times he rushed for at least 95 yards. He had three games with multiple rushing touchdowns, but he also had four games with under ten rushing yards. Magee will have a chance to prove he can be consistent next year, as Hill will most likely declare for the NFL draft.

Terrence Magee regular season grade: B-

There was a possibility that Hill was not going to play this season because of the bar fight he was involved in. However, Les Miles let the team vote on whether or not Hill would be allowed back on the team. The team gave him the nod and Hill did not disappoint them. Miles did not let Hill go unpunished he benched him for the TCU game and the first half of the UAB game. Even with the missed time, Hill finished the season 22nd in the country in rushing yards, 15th in yards per carry, and 14th in rushing touchdowns. His remarkable season earned All-SEC First Team honors along side Heisman finalist Tre Mason.

Jeremy Hill regular season grade: A+

Topics: Football, Jeremy Hill, LSU Tigers, Terrence Magee

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