The eighth-ranked LSU Tigers are two days away until they play their third game of the season. The Tigers are looking to up their record to 3-0. Kent State enters the game with a 1-1 mark on the season.
The Flashes won their first game of the season against Liberty but fell last week to the Bowling Green Falcons. A lot has been made about the Tigers new look offense under first year Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron.
LSU offensive lineman Elliot Porter was asked if he was surprised about the start of his QB Zach Mettenberger. “No, I’m not surprised at all. He’s (Zach) got a strong arm, he’s a big boy back there. All we (O-Line) have to do is give him a little bit of protection, I think the sky is the limit for that guy.”
Defensive lineman Ego Ferguson agrees that it’s a fresh start for Mettenberger.
“It’s like night and day, he’s making a lot of moves in the pocket now that surprised me. He got down there, got us a first down with his feet. Looking great out there.”
Tigers Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. says that the Tigers offense, which is averaging over 440 yards per game through two games, wants to be productive each time they step on the field of play.
“Honestly, it’s what we want,” Beckham said. “If not the #1 team, we want to be up there. Our plans on offense this year, we had huge expectations and bit goals, and we’re just trying to achieve it.”
The Tigers players have said this week that they are most certainly not looking past this week’s match-up with Kent State, even though a possible undefeated early season SEC opener looms next week against Auburn.
If both LSU and Auburn take care of business against Kent State and Mississippi State, next week’s battle in Death Valley could be an interesting one to say the least.