LSU Football: National media outlet predicts strong September for Tigers

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Could LSU football be in line for an undefeated September?

At least one national media outlet believes that could be the case.

247Sports predicted this week each SEC team’s record at the end of September.

And they have the Tigers finishing the first month of the season with a 4-0 record.

Here’s what 247Sports had to say about LSU and their schedule in September:

"LSU should start the season with a bang out on the West Coast against UCLA. Early ticket sales indicate the Tigers could bring potentially 20,000 fans to the Rose Bowl for that one. After that, Ed Orgeron’s squad hosts McNeese and Central Michigan in cupcake games before traveling to Starkville, Miss. for their SEC opener vs. Mississippi State, a team that bludgeoned the Tigers last season. The Air Raid nuked LSU’s secondary in Death Valley, but history will not repeat itself this time around. That one comes down to execution and the Tigers’ defense should be a much-improved unit."

LSU football can’t afford a loss in September

While this is an encouraging prediction from 247Sports, it should also be the expected prediction.

There’s no reason the Tigers should start the season with anything but a 4-0 record.

Sure, a road game to open the season against a Power-5 opponent (UCLA) isn’t an automatic win, but it’s a game that LSU should absolutely win.

The Tigers are a more talented team than UCLA. If the coaching has been as good this offseason as Ed Orgeron says it has been, then this game shouldn’t be too difficult for LSU.

From there, the schedule has two straight easy wins. McNeese State and Central Michigan at home should be blowout wins for the Tigers.

Then there’s the rematch with Mississippi State. The Bulldogs surprisingly knocked off LSU in the 2020 season opener last year. Had the two teams played at the end of the season, the Tigers would’ve easily won (the defensive side of the ball for LSU was in total disarray at the start of the season under defensive coordinator Bo Pelini).

By week four of the 2021 season, I think LSU will be hitting their stride under the new coaching staff. The Tigers should completely dominate Mike Leach and Mississippi State this time around.

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The second month of the season won’t be quite as “easy” for LSU. Matchups against Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, and Ole Miss will present a bigger challenge for Coach O’s squad.

But let’s get through the first month of the season before we start predicting how October will turn out for the Tigers.