LSU Football moved to 5-2 (4-1 SEC) on the season, after a convincing win over Auburn on Saturday. Indeed, the purple and gold Tigers remain in the hunt.
LSU Football is officially the SEC’s top Tigers for another season. The Tigers of Baton Rouge destroyed the Auburn Tigers on Saturday 48-18. Brian Kelly moved to 2-0 against Auburn as LSU head coach.
Better yet, Kelly’s squad remains in the hunt for the SEC West title.
Jayden Daniels needed all of four plays to hook up with Malik Nabers on a 29-yard touchdown pass in the game’s first possession. Daniels continued showing why he’s worthy of Heisman Trophy consideration and remains LSU’s more valuable player.
The signal-caller finished the evening with 418-yards passing and three touchdown passes. He also added 93 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Daniels moved into the history books, becoming the first player in LSU Football history with 5,000 career passing and 1,000 career rushing yards.
Running back Logan Diggs posted another strong game on Saturday night, carrying the ball 18 times for 97-yards and a touchdown. John Emery Jr., Noah Cain, and Josh Williams also received reps at running back.
Through the air, Nabers was outstanding and led LSU Football in receptions with six. However, Kyren Lacey was the game’s leader in receiving yards with 111. Lacey rebounded from an early bad drop and gave the Auburn secondary fits all evening.
Defensively, the LSU Tigers played their best game since Mississippi State in Week 3.
The Bayou Bengals limited Auburn to 293 yards of offense and 18 points. Suffice it to say that Hugh Freeze appeared visibly frustrated though all four quarters on Saturday. It’s tough to blame him when his team was 3-for-12 on 3rd down conversions against the LSU defense.
It was nice to enjoy a convincing LSU Football win after a few weeks of nail-biters. However, fans must resist the urge to assume that Kelly’s Tigers are figuring it out on defense.
The LSU defense is improving somewhat, but remains a far cry from CFP caliber. As good as Harold Perkins looked on Saturday night, the reality is Auburn made it easy. In other words, their offense stinks.
However, I credit the purple and gold Tigers defense for not allowing a bad team to look good in Baton Rouge.
Next up for LSU Football is another Saturday Night in Death Valley vs. Army.