I saw fish had mentioned in another thread, don't sleep on this JSU team. I'm familiar with this team, from NDSU playing them in the FCS championship team. In the semis JSU hosted SHSU and jumped on them early had great field position and scored fast, winning 62-10. All we heard from their fans and local media we were in for a treat. We were going to see an offense ndsu hasn't seen all year. Once arriving in TX (wed and game sat) we didn't see a fan for JSU until Friday afternoon and kept hearing the same stuff.
Pope was their #1 RB no longer there. They still have top QB in Eli Jenkins and top WR in Josh Barge who I think are overhyped from what I witnessed.
Well JSU was not ready for a defense like NDSU, we blitzed and hurried Jenkins and that got them out of their fast past rhythm. We controlled the TOP 41 mins to 19 mins. I did not see this high powered offense everyone was saying we wouldn't be ready for.
So key to keeping JSU out of the game, TOP and getting to Jenkins early and rattle him. Yeah they have talent on that team but pressure them, delay blitz, cause heck. Control the trenches, their OL last year was big but out of shape and very slow. Don't get to caught up into all of their transfers the chemistry from what I witnessed was awful when running onto the field/stadium before the game they came out in random groups not as a whole team together. Yes, they have a high powered offense but as long as LSU doesn't let them come out quick this shouldn't be a game.
Fournette will run wild he should top 160+ yards with ease if LSU has their heads straight. I'm hoping to see Harris rush for 50+ yards. Stretch the field, use the TE and nice easy passes will open up the deep ball.