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Weekly look at what LSU's opponents did last week

#physicality
#physicality
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McNeese State (2-0, 2-0 Southland)

This Week: Mississippi College

McNeese cleaned up of Stephen F. Austin 28-14 and are 2-0-1 on the year, with two Southland wins under their belt. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, their streak will come grinding to a halt when the Mississippi College Choctaws come to Lake Charles. Mississippi College is a tiny baptist college in McComb that is pretty much a mill for law school students. Gorgeous campus though.

Mississippi State (2-1, 0-1 SEC)

This Week: @ Auburn

State took our Northwestern State out for a nice rental win and had the Demons home by midnight. The guys over at FWTCT wonder why Dak isn't running, which could end up being a major key for State considering how well Brandon Harris carved up Auburn on scrambles. Dak ran for 59 yards on 6 rushes against Northwestern, which is a good sign for the Bulldogs.

Syracuse (3-0, 0-0 ACC)

This Week: LSU

The Orange beat CMU 30-27 but at the cost of losing their second string turned starting QB Eric Dungey was rocked in the head by a Chip linebacker. Zach Mahoney and Austin Wilson split time under center for the rest of the game. But that's not going to stop the folks over at TNIAAM from being hospitable.

Eastern Michigan (1-2, 0-0 MAC)

This Week: Army

After their first road non-conference win since 1988 against Wyoming, Eastern Michigan came crashing down off their high, losing to Ball State 28-17. This week the Eagles play 0-3 Army, who is 0-3 by a combined 10 points. 37-35 to Fordham, 22-17 to UConn, and Wake Forest to 17-14. So maybe this will be one of those games between two bad teams that's actually good? Maybe?

South Carolina (1-2, 0-1 SEC)

This Week: UCF

The Gamecocks got that work by Georgia 52-20. In an act of desperation to get back into the ruts, Spurrier is doing something he's never done before: starting a true freshman at QB. I really don't hope this is OBC's last go around, but the further this season the progresses the more and more of a reality that's becoming.

Florida (3-0, 1-0 SEC)

This Week: Tennessee

Extended their win streak over Kentucky to 29 (TWENTY NINE, NEARLY THREE DECADES!). Speaking of win streaks, Tennessee is coming to town looking to snap a 10 year streak losing skid. Florida is throwing some shade at the Vols by color coding their stadium, as the Vols do from time to time.

Western Kentucky (2-1, 0-0 C-USA)

This Week: Miami University Of Ohio (OH)

Indiana barely skated past WKU 38-35, thus setting up the #iufb4gameday movement. I'm going to go on record as stating the Hilltoppers will play LSU closer than Auburn did. Mainly because they have a competent defense and an offense that is actually good.

Alabama (2-1, 0-1 SEC)

This Week: ULM

Arkansas (1-2, 0-0 SEC)

This Week: Texas A&M (In Dallas North Texas)

In a game that's still being played in Jerryworld for some reason, Arkansas looks to bounce back after getting their ass kicked by Kliff Kingsbury and Texas Tech 35-24. How deep will the Arkansas death spiral continue for? Probably for another week, as Texas A&M and Sumlin probably took just as much offense to BERT's comments as much as Kliff did.

Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0 SEC)

This Week: Vanderbilt

The Rebels have shot their way to the #3 ranking after sawing off Alabama 43-37 and get a chance to reload against Vanderbilt. $w@g Kelly kept the Ole Miss offense moving at an incredible clip against the traditionally bulletproof Bama defense.

I can do gun puns too.

Texas A&M (3-0, 0-0 SEC)

This Week: Arkansas

After beating up on Ball State and Nevada following their opening weekend win against Arizona State, the Aggies turn to focus to the SEC, where the #physicality of Arkansas line, which as you know are 3-5 literal bulldozers draped in a cardinal tarp with a number painted on. Not to take away from what they did on that first Saturday, but after Arizona State had to wait until the 58th minute to pull ahead of Cal Poly for good, a lot of people are retroactively pulling their praise of A&M's defense against Arizona State, and allowing 50 combined points to Ball State and Nevada will do that. On the other hand, Arkansas' offense isn't anything to write home about this year, so the jury may be out on the Aggie defense until next week, when they play host to Dak Prescott.