Ed Orgeron following LSU's road win at Mississippi State: 'We don't use the word trap game'
LSU did what an elite football team is supposed to do on the road facing an overmatched team, take the crowd out of it early, play mistake-free football and return home with a win.
The nation’s No. 2-ranked team did just that Saturday as the Tigers beat Mississippi State 36-13 in Starkville.
Dave Aranda’s defense led the day for the Tigers, forced three turnovers and limiting Kylin Hill to just 34 yards on the ground. Two of LSU’s turnovers came via interceptions of Mississippi State signal-caller Garrett Shrader.
Immediately following the conclusion of the dominant performance, Orgeron shared his thoughts on Aranda’s unit
“Three turnovers, I thought they played great, except for that last drive (Tigers allowed a touchdown) — a little disappointed,” Orgeron said. “Great team win.”
If you missed it, Joe Burrow continues his assault on the LSU record books as the Heisman Trophy contender finished the game completing 25 of 32 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns. LSU’s offense did not have a turnover in the contest and helped the Tigers jump out to a 36-7 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Following another strong outing, Orgeron shared this comment on his senior quarterback.
“He’s our general. He’s a great player,” the LSU coach said. “We have to get better in protection, we have a tough game coming up against Auburn but we will be ready to go.”
There was talk this week about LSU entering into a big trap game this weekend after a big matchup with Florida last week but Orgeron said his team was focused on the program’s previous trip to Davis Wade Stadium in its preparation for this game — LSU lost that game 37-7.
“You know, two years ago, we came in here and didn’t play well. We used that as motivation all week and we are going to press on,” Orgeron said. “We don’t use the word trap game, we take it one game at a time, on to Auburn.”
LSU will host 6-1 Auburn next weekend in Baton Rouge. That game will be televised on CBS.