College Football Preview: The 2015 LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers Football Preview 2014 Record 8-5 Lost Music City Bowl 31-28 vs Notre Dame
Overview: Last Season the LSU Tigers finished the season with a record of 8-5. The Tigers were very young team last season and showed a lot of promise for this year. The inexperience cost them some games last year but it will help them learn for this year. Les Miles looks to have this team set for a run at the SEC title.
Offense: This offense is led by sophomore running back Leonard Fournette. Coming out of high school he was the top ranked running back and went straight into the lead back last season. As a freshman he ran for 1034 yards and 10 touchdowns averaging 5.5 yards a carry. With a more experienced team he will likely have a breakout season. Junior quarterback Anthony Jennings had a rough season last year. He passed for 1611 yards and 11 touchdowns but threw 7 interceptions. He will continue to learn and will likely have a better season with Fournette taking some of the pressure off him. LSU returns their top wide receiver in Travin Dural who caught 37 passes for 758 yards and 7 touchdowns. He averaged over 20 yards a catch. LSU needs their offense to improve this season.
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Defense: LSU’s had an outstanding year last season. They finished 5th in the nation in points allowed per game with 17.5 points a game. The strongest part of the LSU defense is their secondary. Jamal Adams, Jalen Mills and Tre’Davious White are leaders in this secondary. Jamal Adams finished last year with 66 tackles, 5 that were for a loss. Jalen Mills had 62 tackles last year 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery. LSU needs to improve the defense of line that was one of their biggest problems last year. The defensive line will be lead by Davon Godchaux and Christian LaCouture. Together these two combined for 82 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season. These numbers will have to improve this year if they want to improve their defense.
Special Teams: Colby Delahoussaye will remain the Tigers place kicker. He was 11-15 in field goals last year. Jamie Keehn will return as LSU’s punter this season, he averaged 44.9 yards a punt last season.
Overall: This LSU team has a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. Their defense should pick up right where it left off. Their offense however needs to improve if they want to have a chance at the SEC title. I really like this LSU team and I think they will finish with at least 10 wins and possibly compete for the SEC title.