LSU football needs to regroup after Game 1 loss

Saturday’s game was certainly a good one in the LSU football season opener against Mississippi State. With a final score of 44-34, the Tigers took the loss but with a long offseason and not much time to practice, it is fair to say not all of LSU’s flaws had the time to be worked out. It is always upsetting when the Tigers lose, but they went up against a very talented quarterback who broke SEC records in Saturday’s matchup.

Mississippi State’s quarterback KJ Costello put up 623 passing yards with five touchdowns. Costello came into with new head coach Mike Leach and a new playbook that hasn’t been seen much in the SEC. To allow that many passing yards and touchdowns, it is very clear LSU’s defense was struggling badly and was not applying enough pressure on the QB. Another part of the game LSU can work on is its secondary. If the Tigers can make some corrections and are able to take down quarterbacks like Costello in the future, they will have another championship team.

Floating to the offensive side, QB Myles Brennan looked really good putting up 345 passing yards with three touchdowns. The offensive line looked pretty solid as well by giving Brennan enough time to pass to his receivers, especially Terrance Marshall Jr., who hauled in 8 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. After the game, Brennan talked about his leadership to the team and said, “I think all of our young guys played well, this is big time ball and these are freshmen stepping into the fire on the first game. There is a lot to learn and a lot to correct, and we’re going to be able to do that.”

While their first game wasn’t what fans had hoped for, Brennan promised us that “We’re not going to crumble and quit now, we got a long road ahead.” Although no QB can compare to Joe Burrow, that standard will continue to stay the rest of the season for Miles Brennan, in hopes for another championship ring.

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