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Expect LSU To Blow Out Furman

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Cam Cameron and Zach Mettenberger will get back on track against the Paladins Saturday night. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images.
Cam Cameron and Zach Mettenberger will get back on track against the Paladins Saturday night. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images.

There will be no letdown or looking ahead to the big game against Alabama on Nov. 9. LSU will come out and release all their anger and frustration on Furman. Les Miles’ Tigers are eager to get back on the field and win a football game, any football game, and to feel good again.

The mighty Paladins of Furman are only 3-4 and this will be their first contest against a FBS school this season. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will unleash all of his playmakers against a defense that allows 24 points per game. Despite his underwhelming performance last weekend against Ole Miss, Zach Mettenberger still is sixth in the nation in passing efficiency. It’s safe to say Cameron will try to get his senior quarterback on track again and rebuild his confidence.

LSU’s offensive line will come out with an aggressive attitude and immediately establish the line of scrimmage against a smaller, weaker opponent. Expect the defense to do the same.

Furman has started three different quarterbacks this season with Reese Hannon producing the best numbers. He’s completed 61 percent of his passes for 573 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Obviously, the Paladins don’t throw the ball that much. This plays to LSU’s strengths on defense, its linemen and linebackers.

It will be a surprise to see LSU’s starters in the game beyond halftime. In a strange way, this is just what the Tigers need right now, a lay-up against an FCS team and then a bye week before the showdown in Tuscaloosa.

In addition to winning its remaining games, LSU must hope both Alabama and Auburn lose at least one more time before the end of the season. Of course, the two will play each other in the Iron Bowl during Thanksgiving weekend, so one will suffer a loss at that time. This is the only chance LSU has of making it to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.