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Tiger Bait Review: Week 2

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

Look who's back in the spotlight. Or crosshairs. Depends on how you look at it.
Look who's back in the spotlight. Or crosshairs. Depends on how you look at it.
Bob Levey

TCU

The Horned Frogs struggled in the first half with Southeastern, and lost Casey Pachall to a broken arm. But Trevone Boykin was able to rally the team to a 21-point second half and a 38-17 victory. Frogs o'War is simply relieved to get through it.

UAB

It should come as no surprise that the Blazers are clinging to their second-quarter success on Saturday. It should come as even less of one that Garrick McGee regrets kicking that long field goal in the third.

Kent State

The Golden Flashes gave up a whopping 576 yards to Bowling Green Saturday, and have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete a whopping 70 percent of their throws through two weeks. Dri Archer is still sidelined with his ankle issue.

Auburn

Rushed for 300 yards in handling Arkansas State, 38-9, but allowed 422 yards of offense themselves. Auburn did, however, come up with a couple of big 4th-down stops, which College and Magnolia details here.

Georgia

Got past the South Carolina Gamecocks 41-30, a game the Bulldogs absolutely had to have if they want to stay in the national title discussion. Dawgsports is so high on the win they're actually saying nice things about Mike Bobo.

Mississippi State

Routed Alcorn State 51-7 behind a very solid performance from Dak Prescott -- 12-19 for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air, with another 20 and a score on the ground. Now, Auburn's coming to town, a bellwether game for this program, just as it has been in each of the last few seasons.

Florida

Rough day in South Florida. The Gators lost despite allowing just 162 yards of offense (just 2 -- TWO -- in the third quarter) to the Hurricanes, who also converted just one out of 11 third-down opportunities. Five turnovers and 10 penalties were the main culprits. The silver lining, if you're a Florida fan, is that if Jeff Driskel can continue to do things like complete 22-33 passes, this team won't lose many.

Ole Miss

Cracks in that shiny Rebel veneer against Southeast Missouri. Ole Miss won, 38-13 but was completely shut out in the second half. Over at Red Cup, they're officially worried about what happens to their team if Bo Wallace goes down for an extended stretch. Still, they'd rather keep the redshirt on freshman QB Devante Kincaid and roll with Barry Brunetti as the backup.

Furman

Racked up 431 yards of offense, but still fell to Coastal Carolina, 35-28.

Alabama

So yeah...there's a big game this week, apparently. Amazing how quick Roll Bama Roll has been able to gin up a LOT of hate for the Aggies. I wonder why that might be?

Texas A&M

Johnny Football & Co. did exactly what one would expect to Sam Houston State, winning 65-28. What's troubling is that the Aggie defense allowed more than 200 yards rushing for the second week in a row. But enough about that -- if you want a great read on the Manziel-Bama D matchup, Chris Brown has got an outstanding longform here.

Arkansas

I have to say, Arkansas has gotten off to a much better start than I think I or anybody else thought they would in year one of the Brett Bielema project. They still struggled a bit with Samford in a 31-21 win, but topped the 300-yard rushing mark for the second-straight week. Arkansas Fight is a bit worried about the team's killer instinct. In news relevant to LSU fans, it appears that the debate between playing Arkansas games in Little Rock or on campus is still alive and well.