Running game by numbers, Tigers in trouble
In the days of throwing the ball all over the field, the running game has taken a step back in some infractions. There are still teams that build their attack around football management.
LSU was one of those teams over the past two decades that could fall out of bed in the morning and get 200 yards per game. The team hasn’t gone nearly 200 yards in a single game in just a few seasons. It has been a struggle this year, no racing game detracts from this offense. Thinking back to Auburn’s game, the offense threw for 235 yards in the first half. With zero running play, they threw for just 90 yards in the second half.
Break the rushed offensive with their SEC and national rankings.
|137||121 (13)||353||126 (13)||2.58||126 (14)|
SEC classification in brackets
|Runner||Att||yards||JPC||TD||Construction sites / Game||Missed tackles|
Looking at the running backs performance this season, there’s absolutely no reason for Kiner to get nine runs in two SEC games. He forces more tackles than the starter, with more rushes over 10 meters. Against Auburn, Kiner was the only running back to force a missed tackle or get a run over 10 yards. It is your best option if you want to see success in the racing game.
Against Mississippi State, Ty Davis-Price had his best game of the year. The problem is, he hasn’t been consistent for two years. Much of the race’s lack of success lies in the offensive line’s inability to hold the blocks and provide holes for the full-backs. If that doesn’t change, putting Kiner in more to run the ball could hopefully help put the running game on the right track.
Looking at the opponents ahead, running will not be easy.
Upcoming advanced defenses
Here’s what the next cutting edge defenses for LSU look like with their SEC ranking
|Kentucky||160||n ° 3||521||n ° 5||3.26||n ° 5|
|Florida||173||No. 8||577||No. 7||3.34||Number 6|
|Ole Miss||165||Number 4||618||No. 9||3.75||No. 9|
|Alabama||177||No. 10||559||Number 6||3.16||Number 4|