Chop Chat: Prediction for the game? Oddsmakers have the Tigers as a small favorite in a neutral not so neutral setting. What are your keys to the game for the Tigers to get the win, and what percentage do you give the Noles’ chances of winning outright?
Death ValIey Voice: I think that the LSU Tigers as -2.5 point favorites is accurate. Kelly’s squad lost to FSU by a blocked extra point a year ago. It was a game in which the Tigers were disjointed and unproductive until about the third quarter. FSU fans can expect a much different showing from Kelly’s squad this time. I expect Daniels to show confidence in his offensive line and rapport with his receivers. Defensively, I think that Perkins will be making plays all over the field.
Indeed, LSU’s most significant key to victory is getting pressure on Travis to ease the burden on their thin secondary. Another key for the Tigers is a balanced offensive attack. I expect FSU to emphasize boxing Daniels in at the line of scrimmage. Thus, the LSU quarterback must beat the rush by distributing the ball to his large tight ends and speedy receivers. I would also like to see the Tigers get one of their eight scholarship running backs involved in the passing attack. Lastly, LSU cannot be awful on special teams this Sunday.
I’d give the FSU Seminoles a 45% chance at an outright win. Either way, I think that the LSU Tigers will win the game 32-28.
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