LSU football shouldn’t view itself as the favorite against South Carolina

LSU Football's Jabril Cox (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
LSU Football's Jabril Cox (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

LSU football will look to get back on track against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday in Baton Rouge.

LSU football had an untimely bye week this past weekend thanks to their game against the Florida Gators being postponed.

Florida had numerous positive COVID-19 tests, which forced the SEC to move the game to December.

While no one is happy to see positive COVID-19 tests popping up at Florida (or anywhere), the off week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Tigers.

LSU’s defense is struggling mightily. There are some fans who are ready to run defensive coordinator Bo Pelini out of town.

The hope is that the Tigers were able to straighten some things out this week.

Maybe they did. Maybe they didn’t. We’ll find out on Saturday when LSU hosts South Carolina in Baton Rouge.

LSU football is the favorite to beat South Carolina

The initial betting line for the Tigers’ matchup against the Gamecocks has LSU as a 6.5 point favorite (via Sportsline).

I think this is a bit generous. And I hope the Tigers aren’t looking at themselves as favorites — because they shouldn’t be.

South Carolina is coming off a big win against Auburn, who was ranked No. 15. LSU, on the other hand, is trying to recover from a loss against Missouri.

The Tigers have a LOT of work to do. And they can make a lot of progress against South Carolina this weekend. But if they walk into Tiger Stadium on Saturday with the idea that they can just “out-talent” the Gamecocks, then LSU might be staring at a 1-3 start.

dark. Next. Myles Brennan as good as Joe Burrow?

And that would be absolutely disastrous for Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron and his squad.