LSU vs. Wisconsin: 3 Things Recap

We gave you three key things to focus on during LSU’s game against Wisconsin. Now we will recap how those things played out and how they affected the game. Off we go.

1. Can Brandon Harris Make the Badgers Pay for Stacking the Box?

Sep 3, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) walks off the field after the Wisconsin Badgers defeated LSU 16-14 at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

No. He can’t. And that’s the primary reason why LSU lost this game. Harris was 12 for 21 for just 131 yards. He threw one touchdown and two back-breaking interceptions. Leonard Fournette had 176 total yards and it didn’t matter.

The entire Wisconsin defense tried, and failed, to stop Fournette, and it didn’t matter. LSU is in real trouble if the light doesn’t come on for Brandon Harris. He is the single biggest thing holding LSU back from reaching their potential. He has to play better. If he doesn’t then he will get his coach fired. It’s as simple as that.

2. Will the LSU Run Defense Return to Its Stingy Roots?

Sep 3, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) tries to get past LSU Tigers defensive end Tashawn Bower (46) and linebacker Kendell Beckwith (52) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Not in this game. They weren’t awful, but they were inconsistent. Corey Clement averaged four yards per carry and scored a touchdown. And his backup, Dare Ogunbowale, averaged five yards per carry. That won’t be good enough in the SEC. LSU’s front seven needs to tighten up.

3. What Does the Mad Hatter Have up His Sleeve?

Evidently nothing. Or if he does, he elected not to show it yesterday. Miles was almost fired last season, but he was spared at the last-minute. Unless he can find a way to win out and make the College Football Playoff, he might not be so lucky this season.


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