LSU gets off to sluggish start against Utah State
There were few bright spots in LSU’s first half against Utah State. The Tigers lead the Aggies 21-6 at halftime.
Yes, it’s an early game against an unranked opponent, but this is unlike LSU from what we’ve seen this season. The Tigers have averaged 58 points per game this year.
We’re used to seeing LSU’s offense crisp and efficient, but during Saturday’s first half, the offense got off to a sluggish start. Joe Burrow threw an early interception deep in LSU territory that was almost returned for a touchdown. LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire fumbled right at the goal line, too. Thankfully, Thaddeus Moss recovered it.
LSU also committed an awful roughing the punter foul that resulted in a Utah State first down.
All of these things are correctable, but LSU can’t afford to get off to a slow start moving forward, starting next week against Florida.
While there was bad, there was also some good. Joe Burrow threw two touchdowns, the last one to Ja’Marr Chase for a long score.
Joe Burrow ➡️ Ja’Marr Chase 🔥 pic.twitter.com/cgqBzgupYB
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 5, 2019
Perhaps the brightest spot was freshman phenom Derek Stingley Jr.’s incredible INT. He may have saved a touchdown for the Aggies. The Tigers defense allowed only one rushing yard in the first half.
Ed Orgeron will have a lot to discuss at halftime.