Monday, September 15, 2008

LSU, Auburn Both Look Suspect

Could it be?
Both No. 6 LSU and the No. 9 Auburn Tigers have glaring weaknesses as the two are set to play this weekend.
LSu lost excellent linebacker Darry Beckwith last week and won't have him back this week either, according to coach Les Miles.
"It’s safe to say he won’t be available this week,” Miles said. “I think he’ll be back pretty soon, but I don’t know when.”
Not that that is the only problem for the Bayou Bengals. See, they can't seem to throw the dang football as well. For both of LSU's games, the running game (241 yards Saturday night), featuring Charles Scott, has gone gangbusters while the passing game has been passe' at best.
Andrew Hatch, the heir apparent, threw his first career interception, while Jarrett Lee looked mediocre at best, tossing the pigskin for just 84 yards. Will that be enough to beat Tuberville's boys?
Speaking of them, they survived Mississippi State with a hockey score 3-2 victory thanks to some key defensive stops late.
Truth be told, the score should have been somewhere between 13-6. Auburn kicker Wes Byrum missed from 42 and 22 yards, but nailed a 35-yarder in the 2nd quarter that, well, was more than the Bulldogs could overcome (State also missed a 38-yarder).
Auburn is still in wait-and-see mode after tailback Brad Lester landed on his head a week ago. His status for Saturday's game is unclear.
Will 3 points get it done against the Tigers on Saturday? Probably not, no matter how confident Tommy Tuberville is.
"I never really felt threatened last night of losing that ball game once we got ahead 3-0," Tuberville said Sunday.
Can you believe that?


Princess Sparkle Pants said...

Well, dang! The best thing about living in Atlanta (and there are not many) is that I am close enough to go to the Auburn games in my purple and gold finery. Now it hardly seems worth the trip (to watch murder happen is sad).

The Love Collective said...

Is that so? Them there's fighting words, Princess!

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