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Garic: No upset scare for No. 4 LSU at Vanderbilt this week

Kristian Garic
September 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm

No. 4 LSU opens Southeastern Conference play this weekend on the road against Vanderbilt. The Tigers and Commodores are headed in opposite directions. LSU is off to a sizzling 3-0 start, and Vanderbilt is 0-2 out the gate. Vanderbilt has been blown out in back-to-back games against No. 3 Georgia and Purdue. 

LSU’s defense has been a sore spot so far this season, giving up big plays and more yards than expected and has also dealt with a host of injuries early this season. However, The Tigers’ offense is on fire with the second best output in the country.

Vanderbilt is in the SEC, but this game isn’t a true test for LSU. The Tigers will cruise to a win over the Commodores. Look for LSU to continue to attack through the air on offense, and bring pressure on defense. Vanderbilt will want to run the ball to slow down the game with running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn.

Vanderbilt’s passing defense is ranked 126th out of 130 and is giving up 332.5 yards a game.  The Commodores’ run defense hasn’t fared much better as Vanderbilt gives up over 500 yards off total offense per game. 

Don’t expect an upset over LSU. It’s not going to happen.

Kickoff is at 11:00am Saturday.

Prediction: LSU 48, Vanderbilt 13

 

 

 

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