Coming off a dominant 42-10 home victory over the Rice Owls, the LSU Tigers prepare to face their final SEC opponent of the season in the Texas A&M Aggies.
Orgeron met with the media Monday to discuss the upcoming contest.
He named ‘balance’ on offense as one of the key factors in going up against Jimbo Fisher’s team.
“We’re going to have to be balanced,” he said. “We have to find a way to run the football. We just can’t drop back and throw it. That’s not what we do. But obviously the play action pass, the protection is going to have to be excellent. They have some great rushers. We have to have an overall great game plan and just be balanced. We can’t be one or the other, we have to pick and choose our time where we go deep. Obviously we’re going to have to hit some deep balls and use the tight end like we have been using the tight end, spread the ball around, I know we’re going to have a great plan.”
He also mentioned that picking up the blitz will be something that’s important facing the Aggies, and has been a weak spot for the Tigers this season.
“Now on third down they will blitz,” he said. “They will come after you and that hasn’t been a strength of ours, picking up blitzes and protecting. So we’re going to see.”
As for the defense, one of Saturday’s primary tasks will be containing Texas A&M running back, Trayveon Williams.
“You got to play solid up front. They have some gap schemes, they use their angles, they use different formations to get you out of your gap,” he said of the Aggies’ offense.
“(Williams) is very, very elusive. When he gets away from the big men he’s a good open field runner, it’s hard for the first guy to tackle him on contact. We are going to need to play solid football, stay in our gap and win the game up front. I think that that’s the difference in the ball game. I think if you give him a crack, you miss your gap, he may be going 60 yards.”
Orgeron also gave a quick injury update, confirming that defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko would be out for the remainder of the season with a bicep injury. Players in the secondary like John Battle, Kelvin Joseph and Todd Harris will all be ready to go for this week, though.
The Tigers and Aggies are set to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Kyle Field.