Here’s how we graded the win.
LSU’s offense mostly continued its success from last week. Jayden Daniels was quick with his reads as a passer, and the Tigers dominated on the ground, running for 252 yards.
LSU’s defense looked outmatched, as Dart threw for 156 yards in the first quarter. But the Tigers adjusted, holding the Rebels to just two field goals in the second and third quarters, as Joe Foucha’s interception in the end zone with 4:03 left in the third was vital.
Special teams: A
No snafus this week should be considered a rousing success. Greg Clayton, who replaced the injured Jack Bech as LSU’s kick and punt returner, held his own, and Noah Cain returned a kickoff to the 35-yard line in the first half.
The defense adjusted in the second half with a more pass-centered defensive approach and LSU offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock came out with a strong run-oriented game plan. The defensive penalties in the first half, however, weren’t pretty.
Thoroughly dominating a top-10 team for three quarters and running on them at will to close out the game deserves the highest grade possible.