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Welcome everyone to another edition of #4Downs!
1st Down: Fournette Does Fournette
Many people expected the sophomore star running back to have a great game, and he had a fantastic game. Rushing for 212 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns and having one recieving touchdown. This may have been Les Miles, Cam Cameron and Leonard Fournette making a statement to the Downtown Athletic Club concerning his Heisman snub. Look Fournette to be the front runner in 2016 for the Heisman trophy. But he’ll have to have performances like this on a consistent basis to stay in the conversation.
2nd Down: D-Line Brings Pressure
The LSU defensive line showed a lot of promise bringing a lot of pressure on Patrick Mahomes. The Tigers could have had 16 sacks in the game, but had to settle for six because Mahomes just scrambled across the field and could not be touched. I’ll give a ton of credit to the sophomore quarterback. Looking forward to seeing this guy in the future.
3rd Down: Secondary Struggles to Keep Up
All season long, the self-proclaimed DBU did not live up to their name. And Texas Tech took full advantage of this. The secondary could hardly keep up with the Red Raiders, who racked up 370 of their 399 yards of offense through the air. 2016 needs to be a year where the secondary needs to be improved ASAP. It’s such a big problem. The passes that Texas Tech got off were almost wide open. The amount of blown coverages was absurd.
4th Down: What’s Next for LSU?
Get ready for 2016. They’ve probably got a lot of their players coming back and there are some notable players arriving. It’ll be interesting how the QB battle plays out in 2016 with Danny Etling coming in. But the Tigers will have to start working toward 2016 as soon as possible. With all the talent there is at LSU, there is no excuse why the Tigers can’t make a push for the national championship. If the Tigers can’t get through the month of November without losing, we’ll be in the same exact place as we were heading into the Texas A&M game.