LSU Football: Three Observations From LSU's Loss to Florida
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 On Sunday night at Camping World Stadium, LSU Tigers faced off against Florida State in a game that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the second half, LSU orchestrated a remarkable comeback, and the game was nothing short of a thrilling house party at the home of the LSU Cards. This article will delve into the key takeaways from LSU’s rollercoaster ride against Florida State, highlighting the game’s pivotal moments and players.

  1. Complete Turnaround from Secondary Florida State’s aerial assault was relentless, with 342 passing yards and four touchdowns led by Jordan Travis.LSU’s secondary struggled to contain the Seminoles’ passing game, and Jordan Travis exploited the gaps in their defense. The inability to counter Travis’s passing onslaught proved to be a significant challenge for LSU throughout the game.
  2. Quinn Coleman’s Dominance in Debut Quinn Coleman, a Louisiana native and star wide receiver for Florida State, made a stunning debut. The Michigan State transfer showcased his talent and had a dominant performance in Tallahassee. In the first half alone, Coleman accumulated 62 yards and scored two touchdowns with four receptions. Although he faced frustration in the second half, Coleman managed to find the end zone once again, outperforming LSU cornerback Duce Chestnut.
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  1. LSU’s Versatile Backfield The LSU Tigers showcased their versatile backfield with players like Greg Brooks, Andre Carter, and Major Burns supporting the secondary alongside Alexander and Chestnut. Despite the challenges faced by Duce Chestnut in covering Quinn Coleman, the rest of the secondary held their ground and contributed to the Tigers’ defensive efforts.
  2. Herald Perkins’ Role Herald Perkins, an LSU offensive lineman, played a pivotal role in the game. While involved in 28 of the team’s top passes, only seven passes were thrown against Florida State throughout the night. Defensive Coordinator Matt House and his staff made the strategic decision to limit Perkins, a top pass rusher in college football, to a specific role. Perkins excelled as a pass rush specialist for the Tigers, making his presence felt on every snap.
  3. Rushing Attack Shortage LSU made a surprising decision to exclude Country Bread Ford as a starter. Initially, Ford seemed effective, but this decision left fans puzzled as LSU failed to capitalize on their backfield talent. Florida State’s formidable defensive line added complexity to the Tigers’ rushing attack, and LSU heavily relied on Jayden Daniels to carry the offensive workload. The game concluded with 113 rushing yards for the Tigers, but Jayden Daniels and Josh Williams had significant breakout runs to bolster these numbers.


A Balancing Act Ahead As the game concluded, it was evident that LSU faced both triumphs and challenges. The decision to sit Logan Diggs, a transfer from Notre Dame, was attributed to “coach’s decisions.” Looking forward, LSU must find a balanced attack to succeed in ACC play. The deep running back room offers potential solutions, and the Tigers will need to utilize it effectively to navigate the upcoming challenges in their season.

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