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There are two things that LSU needs to do in order to win this football game.
The No. 1 thing is to establish the run on the offensive side of the football. When LSU runs the ball effectively, they win football games. It really is as easy as that.
Don't believe me?
Take a look.
In LSU's six victories this season, the Tigers have rushed for more than 150 yards as a team in all six wins. The team has rushed for more than 240 combined yards in four of those six wins.
Now on the flip side, in LSU's one loss this season, against Florida, the Tigers managed just a measly 42 yards on the ground.
The No. 2 thing that LSU needs to do in order to win this game is to contain Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In the Aggies' five wins this season, Manziel has combined to pass for 1,507 yards and 14 touchdowns, which is an average of 301 yards and just under three touchdowns per game. In the Aggies' lone loss this season, which also came against Florida, Manziel threw for just 173 yards and no touchdowns.
It's the same story for Manziel in the running game. He has averaged more than 120 yards rushing in each of Texas A&M's wins this season, but managed just 60 yards on the ground in the team's one loss this season.
If LSU can establish the run and contain freshman sensation Johnny Manziel, then you have to like the Tigers' chances in this SEC matchup.
No doubt about it.