Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by red55, Oct 7, 2013.
They just dont believe it can happen to them.
The players and coaches of our competition have always associated LSU with defense and running game. That's how they've been wired. Our passing game has short circuited their brains.
Defensively, I'm hopeful that we blitz the young QB a few times and make him uncomfortable. We haven't blitzed that much this year, so perhaps they're not game-planning for it. Regardless, I think the key is to make sure he's rattled early on.
I dont think people realize how good UF is. We are quit to forget just how good a legit, SEC D is. Sure our O is great this year but this is by far the best D in the SEC. UF is the only legit SEC D. They have the dominant D that LSU and Bama have been putting out there the last few years. We may put up some points but we will need help with field position, turnovers, special teams, etc. Our OL must block much better this game. We must do a better job of giving the RBs better lanes. Most runs are either 10+ yard gashes or for virtually nothing. We need those consistent 3-5 yard runs against UF to keep them honest.
I really don't care how dominant their D is. Like I said on another thread. I don't think there is a defense in the NCAA that can shut down this offense. It is just too varied with strengths in every department.
The only thing we need to be concerned about is if our D allows them to score more points that we do. ... like what happened at GA.
I think their D may try to pressure and affect Mett with blitzes and sacks. LSU's O line had given up a few sacks. They have got to continue to protect Mett well.
For some perspective, this year's Florida team is basically last years LSU. I'm definitely worried about this game, but I'm always worried about the Florida game.
This is the key to this game in my opinion: 58% vs. 23%
The Tigers also lead the SEC in third-down conversions (58.3 percent) (#4 nationally in passing-efficiency on 3rd down).
The Gators rank No. 2 nationally in total defense and in third-down defense, allowing opponents to convert those opportunities only 23 percent of the time.
I would generally agree with this.
But for those expecting 40+ points, I do believe you will be disappointed.
I got us scoring 31, which I think would be a victory for the offense over the Florida defense.
My question is can we hold them under 31? That's the part that worries me. And it's not because I am worried about the Florida offense. But MSU put up 26 before completely falling apart offensively, which had not a lot to do with the LSU defense.
Our D shapes up and holds UF tight...
No reason our DL should be this bad. No reason at all.