Rapid reaction: LSU embarrassment complete with loss to Troy
You’re going to have to go back years, maybe decades, to find a worse loss for the LSU Tigers.
The loss at home to visiting Troy is a rough one for Ed Orgeron’s early tenure as the head coach at LSU. Fans and media members have been skeptical about the 2017 Tigers with recent lackluster outings, but the embarrassment is complete with tonight’s loss.
LSU’s last loss in a non-conference home game was 9/23/2000 vs. UAB. LSU’s head coach? Nick Saban.
— Creg Stephenson (@CregStephenson) October 1, 2017
LSU quarterback Danny Etling was injured during the game, leading to Myles Brennan entering the game (Etling returned later). Regardless of which quarterback was in, the LSU offense struggled.
Shockingly, Troy looked evenly matched athletically throughout much of the game.
At least the Tigers gave it a fight late, and made it interesting with a touchdown late in the 4th quarter. Still, it’s Troy. At Tiger Stadium.
Never seen Death Valley this empty pic.twitter.com/f7mbEwM92I
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) October 1, 2017
Troy running back Jordan Chunn rushed for 191 yards against the LSU defense. What happened to the nasty LSU defense that was nearly impossible to run on? Orgeron’s Tigers look like a very different team than what we’re using to seeing from LSU.
It doesn’t get easier for the Tigers who travel to Gainesville next week to take on the Florida Gators.