LSU vs. Kentucky: Why the Wildcats Can't Contain the Tigers Offense

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 1, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 01:  Les Miles, head coach of the Louisiana State University Tigers prior to a game being held at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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LSU is the currently ranked No. 1 and deservedly so. They are a team that is carried by an offense that looks near impossible to stop.

With this offense teamed to one of the best defenses in Division 1 football, it is hard to see the LSU Tigers losing at all this season.

The Tigers defense has only let up an average of 14.3 points per game—two touchdown scores and that is it.

The Tigers however have scored an average of 38.8 points per game. This is nearly three times what their opponents score on them.

Kentucky, on the other hand, has only scored an average of 17 points per game. The Wildcat defense has allowed 22 points per game.

The Kentucky Wildcats are looking at a beat-down on paper.

Even if they played their normal game they could not get anywhere near enough points to topple LSU on a bad day.

The LSU tigers are a diverse offense that has a good passing game with a very good rushing game.

The rushing game comes from two backs that share the carries. Each one has a bit over 300 yards on the season.

This is not something that Kentucky has the ability to stop.

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 01:  Sam Montgomery #99 of the Louisiana State University Tigers sacks Morgan Newton #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats during a game being held at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Get
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Kentucky is one of the weaker sides in the SEC and does not have nearly enough weapons to pull out an upset of this magnitude.

LSU will find gaps and grind the ball into the Wildcats. They then will step back and attack the secondary with their strong aerial game.

The LSU Tigers might as well be looking ahead to the Florida Gators now.

The Gators are going to be quite the test.

The two college football titans will both be needing a win for different reasons. LSU will be looking to stay on top, Florida will be looking to climb the ladder.

As far as the Tigers are concerned, they can see the Wildcats in the rear view already.