The LSU Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles are meeting yet again for the season-opener between the 2022 and 2023 seasons, and once again, it’s as close of a game as many people expected it to be.

There are several different things that could prove to be the deciding factor in this when all is said and done, as hindsight is 20/20. But one aspect of LSU’s history that is already standing out is performance on fourth down.

It has not exactly been the Tigers’ forte throughout the contest so far on Sunday night and history has shown that when these types of things happen, it usually does not go the Tigers’ way.

As Adam Rittenberg illustrated on X (formerly known as Twitter), when LSU struggles in fourth-down situations, it tends to only get worse from there on out.

LSU had multiple failed fourth-down conversions just once last season, in Week 6 against Tennessee. The Tigers went 0-3 on 4th downs and lost 40-13.

It will be interesting to watch how things shake out for the Tigers as the Seminoles currently lead 24-17 entering the fourth quarter.