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Jeremy Hill and the LSU rushing attack struggled to get things going on the ground offensively against Georgia.
Rush the quarterback
The LSU pass rush was pitiful against Georgia. Aaron Murray went unscathed for most of the day as LSU recorded no sacks.
The Tigers had a great start to the season rushing the passer. But the defensive line was far too predictable in their pass rushing moves and could not generate any push up front against Georgia.
Mississippi State sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott will be hyped for this game as a Louisiana native. He leads his offense in passing and rushing, so the Tigers must also stay disciplined in their pass-rushing lanes.
If head coach Dan Mullen decides to go with Tyler Russell, who is recovering from a concussion, then the matchup shapes up well for LSU. Former LSU defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery had some of their best games against the Bulldogs partially due to Russell's poor pocket presence.
Run the football
The offensive firework show against Georgia did not surprise anybody. Both defenses are young and inexperienced. LSU showed against Auburn they were prone to giving up huge chunks of yardage.
The biggest shocker was LSU's inability to run the football.
Lost in the Murray-Mettenberger showdown, both teams stayed committed to the running game. LSU and Georgia ran the ball 36 times each.
Despite losing their best running back Todd Gurley in the second quarter, the Bulldogs rushed for 196 yards. LSU only accumulated 77 yards, which comes out to a paltry 2.1 yards-per-carry average.
Jeremy Hill could not get going as LSU could not generate any movement up front. The Tigers offensive line needs to do better if the Tigers are to stay a two-dimensional threat on offense.