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QUICK HITS: LSU 40, Oregon 27

Posted on: September 4, 2011 12:14 am
Edited on: September 4, 2011 12:15 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

LSU WON
. It's not necessarily that the Tigers won, it's that they won going away. It took awhile for both teams to get going on offense but the one constant was LSU flying around on defense and limiting Oregon's big play ability to a long of just 18 yards. Quarterback Jarrett Lee proved he was capable running the offense and while he wasn't the reason the Tigers won, he certainly didn't cost them the game. On the other side, Heisman finalist LaMichael James never did get going and struggled all night long, rarely finding any daylight to run to. Surprisingly, Darron Thomas threw the ball 54 times but none of this receivers could catch and run after getting the ball. Oregon once again had trouble with a team that had weeks to prepare for them and dropped their second in a row. At the end of the night, Les Miles made Cowboys Stadium feel like home and it was on artificial grass to boot.

WHY LSU WON. Defensive coordinator John Chavis' defense was swarming and held Oregon's running game in check as the Tigers kept the Ducks under 100 yards rushing. There were issues on offense all night long for Darron Thomas, who failed to get a first down during the entire third quarter when things seemed to come apart. Though LSU didn't find their best receiver Rueben Randle hardly at all (1 catch for a touchdown) on offense, they rode running backs Spencer Ware and Michael Ford all night long to grind away a victory.

WHEN LSU WON. De'Anthony Thomas' two fumbles in the middle of the 3rd quarter was the straw that broke the Ducks back. LSU turned both turnovers into touchdowns and at that point, couldn't even begin to catch up.

WHAT LSU WON. The Tigers cleared off one landmine from their road to the title game in New Orleans. With all that has gone on around the program the past couple of weeks, getting a win like this has to give LSU some momentum.

THAT WAS CRAZY. This was the worst loss for Oregon under Chip Kelly since losing to USC 44-10 in 2008 while he was offensive coordinator.


Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2011 11:14 am
 

QUICK HITS: LSU 40, Oregon 27

Ducks quack, Tigers bite.

All those fancy uniforms & crafty marketing don't mean squat on the field. Oregon better stay in the PAC 12, the land of the tough water polo teams. Leave football to the big boys in the SEC..





Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 10:01 am
 

QUICK HITS: LSU 40, Oregon 27

Ducks get real, please?  Wear the Green and yellow and clean up the compliance mess you got on your hands once and for all.  You are not in the SEC and quit trying to be.  Win the right way, no shortcut to the top.  They played like a team that has much to hide.  They would have lost anyway.


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