Here are some quick thoughts on LSU’s 19-7 win over Texas A&M:

What it means: LSU avoided a four-game losing streak to close the regular season. Whether that will be enough to save Les Miles’ job remains to be seen. The 11-year veteran and one of the winningest coaches in school history came under intense fire during the Tigers’ three-game skid, and was reportedly coaching for his job.

What I liked: Unlike recent weeks, LSU played with the kind of energy and tenacity the best Tigers teams have been known for. It showed up mostly on defense, where LSU swarmed the Aggies, registering six tackles for loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles.

It’s also noteworthy that the LSU offensive line returned to form. Beset by injuries, the Tigers’ running game has been a shell of its former self in recent weeks. LSU wasn’t dominant on the ground Saturday, but it got the job done on the ground, particularly late in the game.

The Texas A&M defense played well enough to win for most of Saturday night. Other than a long touchdown on an end around and LSU’s game-sealing drive in the fourth quarter, the Aggies kept the Tigers’ running game moderately contained. Unfortunately for Texas A&M, the Aggies offense failed to take advantage.

What I didn’t like: Texas A&M’s inability seize on LSU’s first-half struggles played a major role in the Aggies’ ultimate doom. The Tigers gave the Aggies numerous opportunities with three missed field goals, but the Texas A&M offense never found a way to move the ball consistently. Compounding the problems, the Aggies were sloppy. They committed 11 penalties and turned it over three times.

Brandon Harris seems to have regressed through the season. The sophomore quarterback’s accuracy has been his primary drawback all year, and it was perhaps never more evident than in the sophomore’s regular season finale. His frequent misfires prevented LSU from punishing the Aggies for overloading against the run and forced the Tigers to settle for field goal attempts on four promising first-half drives.

Who’s the man: Leonard Fournette. Not only did the sophomore lead the team in rushing and receiving yards, he supplied a significant portion of each when the Tigers needed it most. Fournette did the bulk of the work on a long, time-consuming drive in the fourth quarter that culminated in a 4-yard touchdown run and gave LSU a two-touchdown lead. Fournette also broke the LSU’s single-season rushing record, set by Charles Alexander in 1977.

Key play: Derrius Guice swung the momentum back in LSU’s favor and gave the Tigers a 13-7 lead with a 50-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

What’s next: The regular season is complete for both LSU (8-3, 5-3 in the SEC) and Texas A&M (8-4, 5-3 in the SEC). Bowl games are next for both.