With San Diego State out of the way, UW’s attention now turns to one of the biggies on its schedule — LSU.
No doubt the coaches have already begun thinking about the Tigers, who got a relatively easy and perfunctory 41-14 win over North Texas yesterday, taking a 24-0 lead in the second quarter and seeming to put it on cruise control from there.
I thought I’d pass along a few things on the Tigers for some Sunday night studying of this week’s opponent:
— Here’s a story on the win over North Texas with all kinds of notes, as well. As you can read, it was the most yards LSU had gained in a game since 2007,
— Here’s a good analysis of the game from the AP, noting that the Tigers’ schedule was thrown off a bit last week due to Hurricane Issac.
— Here’s a link to the LSU site on ESPN.com.
— Among the stories on that site is this exhaustive film breakdown of the game that concludes LSU ran a pretty conservative game plan against North Texas. Among some of the facts it found: LSU was in some form of the I-formation on 56 of 72 plays, and ran the ball 46 times for 316 yards; and that 17 of QB Zach Mettenberger’s 26 passes were on routes that covered five or fewer yards. It can surely be expected that LSU will open things up a bit more this week.
— Mettenberger has kind of an interesting back story, which you can read about here.
— The notebook in the Baton Rouge Advocate includes the news that the live tiger mascot, Mike VI, was a no-show for the North Texas game. Hopefully he feels up to it this week.
— Here’s all the coverage from The Advocate.
— Here’s LSU’s official web site with links to all kinds of stuff on the Tigers.
Finally, here are some highlights of LSU’s win over North Texas: