10 Things we learned about the LSU Tigers in Week 2

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Sep 6, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) is forced out of bounds by Sam Houston State Bearkats cornerback Mikell Everette (6) during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Sam Houston 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU played as good a game as one can ask for against an FCS opponent in their Week 2 game against Sam Houston State. In the process, it revealed more about what we can expect from the LSU offense and defense in 2014.

The Tigers’ play across the board was encouraging going forward, even though Sam Houston State comes from the FCS. In years past, LSU has struggled getting up for these games, looking decidedly mediocre in games against Towson, Furman, and others.

To steal a “Lesism,” their “crisp” play Saturday showed us that this team should improve every week, especially at need positions like quarterback and defensive line. Anthony Jennings showed further improvement and the Tigers may have a surprise best lineman on the defensive side of the ball.

The wide receivers also appear to be ahead of schedule, headlined by Travin Dural’s continual brilliance on the deep ball. Dural set an LSU record for longest reception in Tiger history at 94 yards, just a week after hauling in an 80-yard touchdown against Wisconsin.

We got a better look at what Brandon Harris could become, playing the majority of the second half. Harris’ ability with his legs and shoulder cannon were on display, showing why he’s been in such close competition with Anthony Jennings.

The Tigers even got to show off some depth Saturday, playing some 25 freshman in all. That added depth could be paramount to success once we get deeper into the SEC schedule or if injuries begin to pile up.

Check out the slideshow for more on what we learned Saturday in Tiger Stadium.