Updated: Sep 25
By LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
There is no way around it...
Coach O's Tigers are in a must win situation, not only to protect their SEC and CFP hopes, but to also try and repair a psychological stain upon the LSU program that just hasn't been able to quite go away....a nasty streak which started at the hands of this very opposing coach and team almost a year ago to the day.
Now, the situation is different, but three ominous similarities jump out when talking about LSU in this game:
Derek Stingley Jr is out once again, the defense repeated their 2020 errors vs UCLA, and despite rich talent in their backfield, without a cohesive, healthy offensive line, Coach O's Tigers couldn't run the football or protect Max Johnson against sustained pressure vs UCLA, echoing many of the same issues from 2020.