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Freshman Lewis Neal wraps up UAB quarterback Austin Brown.
Kent State has allowed 546 yards passing through two games while LSU has allowed 555 yards total.
The Tigers have been dominant, but things can get even better for them.
LSU started off fast against UAB, but allowed the Blazers to get into a groove offensively late in the first half.
Give some credit to UAB head coach Garrick McGee, who was once the offensive coordinator at Arkansas and has had success moving the football against LSU.
LSU rotated some younger players into the game to get them ready for SEC play and UAB started moving the football when some of those younger players were inserted.
Shockingly, cornerback Jalen Mills took a step backwards against the Blazers. Mills missed an open-field tackle to allow UAB their first touchdown. He then allowed Jamarcus Nelson to beat him deep for UAB's only other touchdown.
Mills dominated TCU with an interception and a team-high five solo tackles. Expect more TCU-like performances from the sophomore.
The defensive backs, as a whole, still look solid. Craig Loston and Ronald Martin have worked in harmony together as the new safety duo.
The linebacker core is still in question. Lamin Barrow has not been at his sharpest despite leading the unit in tackles. Barrow's partner DJ Welter is nowhere near the talent of his former bash brother, Kevin Minter.
Welter is a traditional inside linebacker who is best against the run. But when LSU runs its two-linebacker sets, which it does often, there are no middle linebackers.
Defensive coordinator John Chavis loves defenders who can play in space. The tape on Welter shows speed and agility is not his strong suit. Backup linebackers Kwon Alexander, Tahj Jones and Lamar Louis fit the bill better in that department, so expect more playing time from them.
The LSU defensive line has possibly been the biggest surprise. The plethora of defensive ends LSU has at its disposal has looked sharp. The Tigers' defensive tackles have looked great too, with Ego Ferguson playing at an All-SEC level.
The most impressive aspect of their play has been the pass-rushing attack, as LSU has collapsed the pocket consistently.
Kent State quarterback Colin Reardon has had a spectacular start to the season. Reardon has thrown for 358 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He has also rushed for 96 yards over two games.
The Golden Flashes have had success moving the football, but that will stop when they face the suffocating speed of LSU.