Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
The LSU Tigers look to continue run dominated offense against the Texas A&M Aggies, could use more no-huddle offense as well.
It's been an interesting season for the LSU Tigers' offense. It was rolling for the first three games of the season, found the end zone only once against Auburn before failing to score a touchdown against Florida in their lone loss. The Tigers rebounded last week, however, particularly the run game, racking up 406 yard of total offense against the Gamecocks. Randy Rosetta of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes the Tigers will be looking to build off last week's performance with more no huddle offense that is going to run early and often against the Texas A&M Aggies this week:
"For a run-oriented team like the Tigers, the goals are simple: Take some stress off the quarterback, force the defense into a more base package that doesn't allow matchup substitutions and wear the defense out."
Sticking to the run, even in a no huddle, would complete a couple of goals for the Tigers. First, as Rosetta points out, it will tire out the Aggies' defense, allowing for big play opportunities. The second is it would keep Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel off the field. Manziel comes in to Saturday's match up with 1,680 yards passing on the season, 676 yards rushing and 24 combined touchdowns.
Kickoff from Kyle Field in College Station is set for 11 a.m. CT. The game can be seen on ESPN.