Ed Orgeron following LSU's lackluster showing in loss to Texas A&M: 'I think we have to have a better plan'
Saturday night did not go according to the game plan for Ed Orgeron and his LSU Tigers.
Or rather, as the coach said after LSU’s 20-7 loss at Texas A&M, the Tigers need to come into games with better plans than the one they drew up heading into the matchup with the Aggies.
While both teams finished the game with a total of 267 offensive yards, LSU had three turnovers. Texas A&M had none.
The Aggies dominated the line of scrimmage, rushing for 162 yards to LSU’s 36.
The lack of a rushing attack and the turnovers doomed LSU in this one.
Here’s what Ed Orgeron had to say during his opening remarks following the game:
“Very disappointed in the offense, we didn’t have any rhythm… Minus three in the turnovers. You can’t win on the road minus three in turnovers. We have to take care of the football better. We have a lot of young players out there, they just got to learn how to play.”
Orgeron on the poor performance from LSU’s offensive line and the offense overall:
“We didn’t play well. We couldn’t block those guys. They did a good job, give them some credit. That was it.”
Orgeron on TJ Finley’s pick-six interception and what he said to the freshman QB after the play:
“Yeah, just told him to protect the football. Don’t throw the ball away like that. It was a freshman mistake but I wanted him to learn that’s not acceptable. Just take the sack, don’t throw the football away.”
Orgeron on the refs reversing an LSU touchdown, the interception after the reversal:
“I thought he had it. Obviously, I thought he had it. They said he didn’t gain possession when he hit the ground. I thought he had it when the ball crossed the goal line, I thought he had it but they aren’t going to listen to me. That was a big turnaround. Then we throw an interception. It was a big turnaround.”
Orgeron on LSU needing better plan moving forward:
“It all starts upfront with the blocking. There’s no room for us to run the football. I think we’ve got to call better plays, I think we have to have a better plan. I was really disappointed in our plan, disappointed in our execution. Look at a guy like Terrace Marshall, look how hard he played. Look at the catches he made. We have to use these guys better. We got to have a better plan.”
With his loss to Texas A&M, LSU falls to 3-4 on the season and is scheduled to host No. 1 Alabama next weekend in Baton Rouge.