LSU Football: Defense Wins Championships. Will Field Goals Beat Miss. St?

Brett StephenAnalyst IISeptember 18, 2010

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 04:  Josh Jasper #30 of the LSU Tigers against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 4, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The first half is in the books and the Tiger defense has performed as expected, dominating the Mississippi State Bulldogs offense in all facets.  Where’s the offense?

The Tiger offense has controlled the clock, but that’s it!  Unable to finish drives, the Tigers are forcing kicker Josh Jasper to work overtime as he has attempted and made a field goal on every LSU offensive possession.

The game should be a blowout at 28-0, but instead the Tigers are letting the Bulldogs stay in the game, as it is only 12-0 at halftime. 

Win or lose, for this game to be a success for LSU, the offense will need to complete drives in the second half and stop settling for field goals.

In an interview with Tiger Sports Network’s Jordy Hultburg, head coach Les Miles said, “The good news is that we’ll finish some of those drives in the second half.” 

Let’s hope he’s right.  With the way the LSU defense is dominating the Bulldogs, there is no reason why the Tigers should not win this game by 30 points.