Thursday Night SEC Open Thread

Submitted by jcgold on September 15th, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Should be an interesting matchup seeing the Miss. St. run offense go up against the LSU D.

Comments

BluePants

September 15th, 2011 at 9:05 PM ^

Relf presents a bit of a different threat with his size/durability (4 inches and at least 50 pounds on Denard).  Also, MSU runs those outside zone read options (pitch or keeper), which stretches LSU horizontally and enables Relf to run a draw effectively from the zone-read positioning. 

None of this is to say that Denard, with a coordinator calling plays perfectly tailored to our team, couldn't do serious damage to any given team on any given day.  He clearly could.  But LSU has a freakish defensive line and quite a bit of talent all around.  

TSWC

September 16th, 2011 at 4:39 AM ^

I'm not sure at what point in the game you posted that, but I don't think it was true at any point. They scored 6 points? I spent the entire game thinking, damn, LSU's D is f-ing awesome.

bronxblue

September 15th, 2011 at 8:46 PM ^

I'm not sure watching both these teams if they are just good on defense or if those offenses really are that bad.  Both teams seemingly take forever to get down the field, and don't have that many playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.  And yeah, I remember the bowl game last year, but maybe that was the outlier in MSU's offensive outputs.

pater1jrp

September 15th, 2011 at 8:49 PM ^

So im new to MGOBLOG but.... I was wondering why no one ever talks about running the option with denard from under center, like Nebraska does, to at least have the threat of a QB run when under center... Seems like it might be a good idea if they really want to get away from the shotgun

 

claire

September 15th, 2011 at 9:25 PM ^

an interesting tshirt on a rather larger MSU coed..."Let's bust a nutt doggie style". Would have been more interesting if her waist size wasn't twice mine.

Blazefire

September 15th, 2011 at 9:36 PM ^

Why did you call a time-out before Miss State punted, then take a knee and go to halftime? What was the point of saving those 7 seconds to kneel? Were you still chewing your last mouthfull of grass or something?