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LSU notches win before Nov. 3 showdown with Alabama

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LSU’s offense was nowhere to be found during the first quarter and a half against Texas A&M. Then, the Tigers got a couple turnovers and a big plays, and led 14-12 at the half. It was the most Les Miles-y half of football one could possible conjure.

Then, the Tigers run game took over in the second half, and No. 6 LSU knocked off No. 20 Texas A&M 24-19. What did we learn about LSU? Nothing we didn’t already know: don’t question it, just roll with it.

The Tigers offense — mainly Zach Mettenberger — still looks lost, but where LSU gets dangerous is toward the end of the third quarter/beginning of the fourth quarter. That’s when LSU’s big, bruising backs begin to take a toll on opposing defenses.

A&M didn’t help itself with four turnovers. Johnny Manziel threw three interceptions and had a wake up call after becoming one of the hot stories in college football. The Aggies have certainly surpassed expectations through the first half of the season, but have fallen against legitimately better teams. Now A&M must get ready for three straight road games against Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama.

LSU notches another win that keeps them in the SEC West race with the Nov. 3 game against Alabama coming up next after a bye. Assuming Alabama does its part to remain undefeated, Nov. 3 will be perhaps the biggest game of the regular season for the second straight year.

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15 Responses to “LSU notches win before Nov. 3 showdown with Alabama”
  1. frank booth says: Oct 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    LSU’s offense is horrible. Texas A&M gives up 57 pts to LaTech last week and all LSU can muster up is 24, on the benefit of turnovers?

    I tuned in to watch Jenny Football as well. What a disappointment. 52% completion percentage, three interceptions, and zero touchdowns. Apparently quite the legend when playing subpar teams.

    Blah.

  2. Deb says: Oct 20, 2012 4:20 PM

    Better for us!! The last thing I want to meet is a fiery mad LSU team coming off both a loss and a bye!

  3. imaduffer says: Oct 20, 2012 5:04 PM

    Same ole Aggies, different conference. Maybe Johnny Football should learn how to kick a field goal too.

  4. suprmous says: Oct 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    And there’s no room for breathin for the rest of the season the way it looks like now. All I can say thank goodness we’ve got time to catch our breaths durin the week if you dare. Tween school, work, and anticipation of the next game; is there anything else to stress over. Lawd have mercy. Thank goodness we can now rest a bit easier but here comes Monday soon with all new pressure of the above all over again.

    Good People, have a good wk.

  5. normtide says: Oct 20, 2012 5:25 PM

    If Texas keeps Mack Brown, expect TA&M to make huge strides in recruiting their state. I think the aggies look great for their first year in the league. And, they will only improve year in and out. Moving to the SEC is going to be a program changing decision, don’t doubt that.

    LSU wins scrappy, if their QB can improve a little, they will be hard to beat.

  6. cometkazie says: Oct 20, 2012 5:36 PM

    The LSU-Aggie rivalry goes way back, but it seemed almost all the games were at Tiger Stadium.

    It’s good to see the rivalry alive and well again.

  7. goodellsadouche says: Oct 20, 2012 6:24 PM

    A.J. McCarron’s mom is a total M.I.L.F.!!!

  8. frank booth says: Oct 20, 2012 8:14 PM

    suprmous says:Oct 20, 2012 5:22 PM

    And there’s no room for breathin for the rest of the season the way it looks like now. All I can say thank goodness we’ve got time to catch our breaths durin the week if you dare. Tween school, work, and anticipation of the next game; is there anything else to stress over. Lawd have mercy. Thank goodness we can now rest a bit easier but here comes Monday soon with all new pressure of the above all over again.

    Good People, have a good wk.
    ==================================
    Wow! Life is hard.

  9. southernpatriots says: Oct 20, 2012 8:34 PM

    Another win, though not pretty, a win in which the defense clinches the win on the last play of the game. Last week with an interception on the last play of the game, this week with a fumble recovery after a hard hit on the toss back, toss back, toss back, toss back, toss back…ball carrier by the defense.

    Five take-aways, plus 5 for LSU. You can’t have a plus 5 in a game and lose, anyway, I can’t remember a team which had Plus 5 and lost. Over the next couple of weeks maybe Mett and his receivers should spend much off time together. The makeshift OL is gelling together and now 2 games together.

    Over the next couple of weeks, maybe LSU can work on at least cutting the penalties in half, and scoring 7 when in the red zone.

    All those who went to the game enjoyed it. The rivalry against TAMU is rekindled. The younger members of the extended family met many loyal Aggies who will be coming to Baton Rouge next year where we can return the tailgating favors. They brought me back some great Texas chili and BBQ beef. Great cooks there, as always!

    The Aggies are doing better, even better than had been prognosticated prior to the season beginning. They are adjusting to SEC football quite well.

    This was a good win at Kyle Field. LSU’s defense came through and limited Johnny Football and kept him on the run most of the second half, and lowered his normal output quite a bit.

  10. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 20, 2012 11:14 PM

    Went to Kyle Field for the first time ever. A&M is not on par with LSU, Alabama or Florida….yet. Just from game day experience, A&M fits VERY well with the SEC. Given the apparent support from their alumni,(5th largest crowd), A&M was a valued addition to the SEC. I want to thank the numerous
    tailgaters and Aggie fans who were nothing but exceptional to this first time visitor to College Station.

    Once A&M recruits to the SEC schedule, they will be more than a handful on any given Saturday. As a Bama grad, A&M made the right move to the SEC.

  11. cometkazie says: Oct 21, 2012 9:31 AM

    Amos, it’s so nice, with all the haters on the blog, to hear a well-written account of your experiences.

    I am looking forward to watching the development of their QB. He has the skills.

  12. southernpatriots says: Oct 21, 2012 9:47 AM

    The much maligned (and justifiably so at times) QB for LSU, Zach Mettenberger made a perfect throw to Kadron Boone who stretched his body out parallel to the field, arms outstretched, caught the pass and when he landed, it was a touchdown!

    This great throw by Mett and catch by Kadron made the highlight reels on ESPN, CBS, etc…the first time an LSU QB made the highlight reels for something he did correctly in a l-o-n-g time. Mettenberger and several other players visited the children’s ward of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge this past week as well. LSU’s rookie QB may now be settling down and maybe during this break he and his receivers might spend some time together to get on the same page for Alabama.

  13. greggatx says: Oct 21, 2012 11:53 AM

    Typical aggie melt down. Had the lead and then lost it. There will be more of this to come. Happy sec!!

  14. twreck13 says: Oct 21, 2012 12:35 PM

    @greggatx

    At least aggies were beating florida and lsu, two legit teams. Remember when your longhorns lost to wvu at home?
    Yah, that wvu team who went on to get destroyed by tech and k-state.
    Enjoy your time on “top” in Texas…

  15. greggatx says: Oct 21, 2012 2:37 PM

    @twreck13

    We always have and always will be top in Texas! un-like the aggies. We have no D this year, but I would still rather be a Longhorn! Tech has no D either, but Kansas St. does (we haven’t played either yet, BTW) and Kansas St. is liable to win it all, even over your sec teams! florida, lsu or alabama are going to lose at lease one game.

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