Anthony Jennings is making his first start for LSU in the Outback Bowl vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes and much of the dialogue leading up to the game was how different the offense would look with the dual-threat under center?
Well after an opening drive featuring a steady dose of Jeremy Hill and the Tiger’s running game got LSU all the way to the precipice of the goal line.
Jennings was able to showcase some of the skills we have seen in an abbreviated fashion on a couple of rare occasions when LSU was on the goal line and, we saw a little wrinkle we had been expecting to see at some point today.
The option element is something that Iowa had to be cognizant of, but with zero tape to study and breakdown in preparation for the Outback Bowl, this certainly could be an area that Cam Cameron and LSU can take advantage as this game goes on.
Stinks Mettenberger is out for this game, but with Jennings under center we are getting a window in the 2014 season, and hopefully he’s up for the challenge against a very good Iowa defense.
LSU leads 7-0 with 6:38 remaining after two LSU possessions and Jennings has yet to attempt a pass.