TigerBait Review: Week 5

Ronald Martinez

A weekly look back at the how LSU’s 13 scheduled opponents performed.

TCU

Thrashed their old SWC mate SMU, 48-17. Trevone Boykin passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Frogs o'War is talking about how a strong second half could be a sign that things are getting back on track for the boys in Fort Worth. TCU is 2-2 on the season.

UAB

Another week, another SEC thrashing, as Vanderbilt handled the Blazers (1-3), 52-24. Star receiver Jamarcus Nelson was injured in the game, though the staff there appears hopeful that he could return this week against Florida Atlantic.

Kent State

Our MAC visitors (2-3, 1-1) picked up their second win of the season over Western Michigan, 32-14. Dri Archer made his triumphant return and picked up 121 total yards on 10 touches, including a 31-yard touchdown. More importantly, he opened up the offense for other players like Trayion Durham, who rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Auburn

Bye week for Auburn (3-1, 1-1), but they will be home dogs this week with Ole Miss coming to town.

Georgia

Justifiably basking in the afterglow of Mark Richt moving to 4-4 against LSU for his career. The Dawgs (3-1, 2-0) head to Tennessee this week.

Mississippi State

Bye week for the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1). For Whom the Cowbell Tolls is looking for any edge they might be able to find with LSU coming to town. They're also looking for some aggressive defensive play to translate to the offense.

Florida

Orderly and fairly efficient 24-7 win over Kentucky for the Gators (3-1, 2-0). The Gators have lost stud d-tackle Dominique Easley along with Jeff Driskel and cornerback Marcus Roberson. Alligator Army is noting that with the team's depth, those losses haven't caught up to them yet.

Ole Miss

Fell at Alabama (again) -- shut out, even -- 25-0. There was some...controversy, so to speak. (3-1, 1-1)

Furman

The Paladins took down the Citadel, 24-17 and improved to 2-2 on the year, 1-1 in the FCS Southern Conference.

Alabama

No. 1 Bama remained undefeated (4-0, 2-0), and looked a little more like themselves against Ole Miss. Roll Bama Roll has a good breakdown of how the Tide used a scrape exchange to stuff the Rebels' inverted veer zone-read play.

Texas A&M

The Aggies (4-1, 1-1) moved into the AP top 10 with a 45-33 win in Fayetteville. Defense is still a concern, with Arkansas racking up 483 yards of offense. Good Bull Hunting is trying to figure it out. They're also pondering their head coach's future in light of the recent high-profile jobs opening up.

Arkansas

Arkansas Fight is trying to find its own brand of Delusional Optimism after the Pigs' second loss of the season (3-2, 0-1).

Collective Record: 32-19

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