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Wednesday, October 18, 2006


LSU has played seven games this season and it has not mailed it in or come out flat yet. Even at Auburn, where LSU lost 7-3, it outgained Auburn 48 yards to seven in the first quarter as LSU's defense came out on fire.
The Tigers started strong at Florida, too, with a 73-yard touchdown drive on their first possession before later self-destructing in a 23-10 loss.
In the five home games, LSU came out at full sprint and took 28-3, 24-0, 28-0, 35-3 and 28-0 leads by halftime on the way to routs.
No LSU team in history has scored more points (249) through seven games than this team. The defense is No. 1 in the nation in fewest yards allowed for the third week in a row.
Fresno State is 1-5 and probably as weak as most of the five LSU victims this season, but I see LSU finally coming out flat this week. The Tigers have played seven straight weeks and in the eyes of most, they are 0-2, not 5-2. That can take its toll. Plus, they are human, and no one can go through a season playing at a high level week after week. LSU is also likely looking ahead to next week, which is an open date.
LSU will beat Fresno State handily, but look for the Tigers to struggle early Saturday night and to even fall behind Fresno State. The Bulldogs are dangerous and known for upsets. They have nothing to lose and the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium can sometimes motivate an opponent as much as the home team.
LSU is due for an ugly win, and this week it will happen. LSU 27, Fresno State 17.



Blogger Dash said...

I don't think so. The Bulldogs just got blown out by Hawaii and their confidence is at an all-time low. I look for the Tiger machine to continue to roll at home. LSU 52 - FSU 10


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