After 2 weeks in to the 2023 season, I’m still not sure we know much about the LSU Tigers.  Despite having a 17-14 halftime lead 17-14 over Florida State, the Tigers didn’t bother showing up for the 2nd Half and lost 45-24.

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Against Grambling, the LSU Tigers’ offense was basically perfect as they scored touchdowns on their first ten possessions.  Unfortunately, the defense while only allowing 10 points, did surrender 320 yards.

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You might be able to say the same thing about Mississippi State.  In fact, I don’t know who they are anymore.  For example, quarterback Will Rogers averaged 47 pass attempts per game last season.  So far in two games this year, Rogers has thrown a total of 46 passes, including just 17 last week in a 31-24 win over Arizona.

Throw in, it’s an 11A game and LSU is staying an hour away in Tupelo (that’s going to be an early wake-up call) I just don’t have a good sense of what is going to happen on Saturday.

So let’s presume Jayden Daniels & Co. function at a relatively high level.  The wide receivers avoid the drops and Logan Diggs builds on last week’s effort against Grambling.  I think the defense may only have to make a stop or two toward the end of the game.

That -9.5 point spread feels high and appears to be based on pre-season expectations of what many thought LSU could be this season, but they just haven’t shown it yet.  Also, sadly have to think it’s a little lofty because Brian Kelly is coaching against Zach Arnett instead of the late, great Mike Leach.

Having said all of that, I do believe LSU grinds one out, but it's a close win, 31-27.

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